Archive for May 2019

A year at gunnercooke

It’s probably true to say that at the end of my time as a partner at my last firm I’d fallen out of love with the law. My average day was spent filling out internal forms, managing a team of fourteen people across three offices and producing reports about reports. On my first day at […]

gunnercooke welcomes Tax-planning Expert

Tax Planning expert Tim Thornton Jones, has joined gunnercooke Tax team. Tim specialises in private client tax planning, mainly for UK domiciled clients, both UK and non-UK resident, landowners, farmers, businessmen, entrepreneurs, sportsmen and entertainers, on heritage property. He advises wealthy philanthropists in the creation of private charities.  He has also built a significant practice […]

Co-founder Sarah Goulbourne writes an opinion piece for New Law Journal

The New Law Journal approached gunnercooke Co-founder Sarah Goulbourne to write an opinion piece on law firm culture, why not check it out? You can read the full article HERE

GDPR marks anniversary but e-privacy regulation is ‘stuck’

Tim Heywood, Data Protection expert at gunnercooke, has commented on the current status of GDPR in the UK and Europe: “It’s a whole year since the GDPR came into force.  Rumour has it that the ICO and its counterparts across the EU are gearing up for some major enforcement measures shortly, armed as they are with […]

Employers have to wait to hear a decision in Court of Appeal Trade Union ‘unlawful inducements’ case

The Court of Appeal has reserved its decision in a crucial case in trade union legislation. Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley & Others concerns collective bargaining and the use of inducements.  Section 145B of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULRCA) prohibits an employer from making offers to members of a recognised […]

ADR, but not as you know it – A new form of electronic dispute resolution

A new form of electronic dispute resolution has emerged in recent months.  Its simplicity mirrors the rapidly modernising world, one without geographical boundaries where a myriad of tasks are conducted from the comfort of a laptop.  “Kleros” is an attempt to bring some of this modernity to the resolution of civil disputes. Although many will […]

When even trusted technology is hackable, how can you defend your privacy?

Whatsapp Messenger is a highly trusted product used by something like 1.5billion consumers Worldwide. Its end to end encryption protocol provides users with a high level of assurance about the privacy of their calls and messages. But even a robust product like this can fall victim to software hacks. It’s a shame because we would […]

Litigation Retainers: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

In this webinar, Costs & Funding Partner Tom Blackburn explains how you can Increase your firm’s profits by slightly changing your litigation retainers. Tom’s simple, easy and straightforward advice can increase your billing and your firm’s bottom line.

gunnercooke in the Times on law firm culture

Co-founder of gunnercooke, Sarah Goulbourne, was interviewed by The Times following the IBA report on bullying and sexual harassment.  Sarah said ‘the report’s findings were no surprise and were the result of entrenched behaviours that stemmed from the antiquated and hierarchical structure of law firms. “The law needs to change and leaders need to transform […]

Sarah Goulbourne to take part in Law Society International Symposium

gunnercooke co-founder, Sarah Goulbourne, is delighted to have been invited to take part in the Law Society’s International Symposium on The Power of Gender Equality to Transform the Business of Law.    Sarah will be joining a panel discussing, amongst other topics, agile working.  The Symposium will take place on 20 and 21 June at the […]

gunnercooke – a finalist at this year’s Lawyer Awards!

Award winning challenger law firm gunnercooke is delighted to have been shortlisted for the Law Company of the Year category at this year’s Lawyer Awards.  The new category recognises the innovative models recently appearing in the legal landscape.  gunnercooke differs from traditional law firms in that its lawyers are given the flexibility and autonomy to […]

Global Accolade for gunnercooke’s Rosie Burbidge!

gunnercooke partner, Rosie Burbidge, has been named a trailblazer among WIPR’s Influential Women in IP 2019.  This new project by World IP Review celebrates the IP industry’s leading female practitioners from around the world and identified 20 women who are global rising stars in the industry.  Rosie was identified as a trailblazer after her rapid […]