Archive for September 2020

The people challenge of ‘right-sizing’ your business

In our latest ‘Directors Development’ series, Operating Partner Tom Robinson and Employment Partner Rebecca Ireland discussed the challenges of ‘right-sizing’ your business. Here are our key takeaways: Does your business have the “capacity and/or capability” to perform the Rightsizing alongside the day-job? We’re using the term rightsizing to mean making sure that the business has […]

Landlord & Tenant Update on Possession Proceedings and Rent Arrears Recovery

Landlords will have noted with great disappointment the Government’s decision to extend the general stay on possession proceedings and enforcement of them until 20 September 2020.  The Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 5) (Coronavirus) Rules 2020 were laid before Parliament on 20 August 2020 and came into force from 22 August 2020. The Rules make a […]

More Changes to Notice Periods for Residential Landlords and Tenants

In that delightful way that is becoming all too familiar, the Government chose the late afternoon of Friday 28 August 2020 (notably the Friday of a Bank Holiday Weekend) to drop The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies: Protection from Eviction) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020 on an entirely unprepared public. They came into force on Saturday 29 August 2020 […]

A year at gunnercooke: Flexibility, Support, Diversity

One year on from starting at gunnercooke, and although I have been used to working in a fee-share model, I have found that the freedom of planning the way that I want to deliver my work is beyond anything I have experienced. gunnercooke‘s approach is not to offer total flexibility to the point of feeling […]

1 year On

I would have never imagined so much happening in the space of twelve months. Last July myself and my international team moved to join gunnercooke. This was a huge change for us all; we joined an inclusive network of senior partners who had access to an amazing support team, comprising professionals across finance, marketing, administration […]

Five Things for Your To-Do List

As if managers and business leaders did not have enough on their hands, 31st December is the deadline for taking some important legal compliance and enterprise level risk- management steps. From the data protection and information governance perspectives, here are five issues to be getting on with… If your business is going to be processing […]

Competition, Cartels and The CMA

Reports from America about criminal charges being brought against Teva Pharmaceuticals for price fixing show that cartel behaviour amongst businesses is still common. But according to recent research, few businesses in the UK understand competition law and even less offer training to their staff. Given the low rate of success in prosecutions for involvement in […]

Minimizing the impact of company disputes with directors

Dispute: Just the word can raise blood pressure, time starts vanishing into a black hole, the mind can be fully consumed by the dispute, whilst your energy ebbs away. But business disputes are part of the corporate life and if you have been blessed never to have one long live your reign. The reality is […]

Covid-19: Court’s significant ruling on business interruption test case

The tide has just turned strongly in favour of those with business interruption claims – if this affects you, then you are highly  recommended to act promptly: The Problem For many months now a large number of businesses and individuals across England and Wales have lived with the uncertainty as to the enforceability of non-damage business […]

The Martini Mindset

According to the famous advertising slogan from the 1980s, a Martini could be enjoyed “any time, any place, anywhere”. It’s a great slogan. It suggests that each Martini drinker has unique needs and deserves a bespoke experience; it challenges the norm by asserting that that the traditional rules do not apply; it speaks to endless […]

gunnercooke shortlisted for Law Company of the Year at The Lawyer Awards

gunnercooke is delighted to have been shortlisted for Law Company of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2020, for the second year running. The firm has had a strong year despite the challenges faced by the industry, recruiting a number of new partners and continuing to grow the business, with new offices opening in the […]

The Martini Mindset: Employment Law Considerations

Enjoy a martini “Any time, any place, anywhere” As we begin to delve deeper into the Martini Mindset, this blog focuses on some of the key employment law implications of allowing your employees to work from home abroad. Which law applies? The first, and most important, question to ask when an employee wants to work […]

The Inspiring Leadership Podcast with Damien Hughes

  We start the anniversary series with a podcast featuring Darryl Cooke alongside psychology expert, Professor Damian Hughes. Damian is a best-selling author and host of The High Performance Podcast, which looks at the mindset of elite athletes. The Inspiring Leadership series aims to delve into the minds of inspiring business people and pinpoint exactly […]