Archive for December 2018

Surface development and minerals sterilisation claims

Surface development and minerals sterilisation claims   Leading up to the Land Registration Act 2002 there was a school of thought that minerals interests were irrelevant and within 15 years those interests would no longer have any effect. It was this rationale that led to the changed status of manorial rights and those rights which […]

Dukeminster: When is it ok to get it wrong?

When is it ok to get it wrong? The context of this article is firmly in the peculiar world of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, but the principle can apply just as well to other areas of law.  In a recent case in the London County Court, the court didn’t like the parties using […]

Japanese knotweed: a knotty problem

Japanese knotweed: a knotty problem Whether you are managing, developing, buying or selling commercial property, Japanese knotweed can be a real problem.  This invasive species is costly to remove both in contractor’s costs and the time involved.  There are various possible criminal penalties for the landowner.  There is also the possibility of action by neighbouring […]

gunnercooke advise on the sale of UK’s largest sound equipment supplier

gunnercooke advise on the sale of UK’s largest sound equipment supplier The UK’s largest sound equipment supplier for live events, SSE Audio Group Holdings Limited (‘SSE’), has been acquired by Groupe Solotech INC (‘Solotech’) in Canada. gunnercooke Corporate Partner, Amanda Allen, acted as the legal advisor to long-standing client SSE and its Stakeholders. SSE was […]

Relevance of motive in 1954 Act opposed renewals

Relevance of motive in 1954 Act opposed renewals On 5th December 2018, the Supreme Court handed down judgement in the case of S Franses Limited (Appellant) v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd [2018] UKSC 62.  This is the final word on a case relating to the necessary intention to develop required by a landlord to […]

Employers beware: your company may be liable for the actions of its employees at this year’s Christmas party

Employers beware: your company may be liable for the actions of its employees at this year’s Christmas party  To what extent is a company vicariously liable for the actions of its employees? With Christmas party season upon us, where behaviour of employees can be an area for concern, a recent decision by the Court of […]

Proactive Management of Commercial Leases

Property Dispute Resolution Partner, Claire-Elaine Arthurs, has produced a Four Part Series exploring the common issues that arise with Commercial Property Leases. She considers how a proactive approach can manage risks, avoid disputes and allow both Landlords and Tenants to get the best out of their Tenancy. Part 1: Begin as You Mean to Go On […]

5 Top Tips on Responding to Allegations of Intellectual Property Infringement

Hosted by Rosie Burbidge, Intellectual Property Partner at gunnercooke Rosie’s experience as an intellectual property litigator and strategist means that she has experience of the many different intellectual property issues which can affect all types of business. She has helped resolve a wide range of disputes relating to copyright, designs, trade marks and patents, both pre-action […]

Christmas Reading List 2018

Christmas Reading List 2018 Wonderful Lives by Dr Nick Bayliss – this Cambridge Don and Psychologist explains fundamental principles and every day skills drawn from remarkable individuals to create a great life   The 100 Year Life by Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott about what our lives will look like. Most people born today will […]

Settlement Agreements: When and how to use them properly

Settlement Agreements: When and how to use them properly Hosted by Angela Brumpton, Employment Law Partner at gunnercooke Angela is a highly experienced employment lawyer covering the full spectrum of employment law advice and support. She has particular expertise in business protection work, which includes obtaining and defending High Court Injunctions and drafting restrictive covenants. […]

gunnercooke awarded for our unique and innovative culture

gunnercooke have been awarded two awards at the Business Culture Awards 2019, including the overall Business Culture Achievement Gold Award for our innovative and comprehensive approach to advancing our organisational culture throughout our business.  Since inception in 2010, we have put our clients and our culture at the heart of everything we do. We’ve created […]