Archive for October 2020

The Martini Mindset: Immigration Considerations

With the ‘Martini Mindset’ articles over the last two weeks, my colleague Simon Horsfield has set out a tantalising premise about how remote working can be extended to enable a lifestyle where you could work any time, any place, anywhere – sipping a Martini in a bar in Barcelona,  enjoying a Bintang on a beach […]

gunnercooke celebrates 10th anniversary as it plans another decade of expansion

Leading challenger law firm gunnercooke is set to open a series of new offices, including its first international office and specialist consultancies in Private Equity and football, as it accelerates growth in its 10th year. Founded by Darryl Cooke and Sarah Goulbourne in 2010, it was the first law firm to offer lawyers a fee share model […]

No Rule CSR

Milton Friedman may not have won the popularity stakes when he advocated that business was about making profit and making profit alone and the shareholders could do what they want with it. Give it away or give it to charity if that was their inclination. He writes that it is not the company’s responsibility to […]

gunnercooke recognised by The Legal 500 with eight ranked practice areas and 18 recognised lawyers

gunnercooke is delighted to be celebrating another fantastic year in The Legal 500 rankings for 2021. The latest directory has recognised the firm in eight different practice areas across the UK and has recommended 18 gunnercooke lawyers, including Rob Fawke as a Leading Individual and Anna Willetts as a Next Generation Partner. Ranked practice areas […]

gunnercooke opens Berlin office with key hire

Leading challenger law firm gunnercooke has opened its first international office in Germany with the hire of DFW Executive Partner Wolfgang Richter. Richter joins gunnercooke as Managing Partner of the Berlin-based office. He specialises in business and financial law with expertise in blockchain and crypto currency structures. gunnercooke co-founder, Darryl Cooke, said: ““Ten years ago […]

The Martini Mindset: Tax Considerations

When Simon Horsfield reminded me of the Martini advert, “any time, any place, anywhere” I was instantly reminded of my youth, not because I drank martini (I’m not that old!), but the slightly inappropriate advert, the roller skates, cheesy music, what some people refer to as an 80s classic.  With a large number of employees […]

gunnercooke’s Nick Ducker advises shareholders on MaxContact acquisition

FPE Capital LLP (‘FPE’), the software & services focused lower mid-market growth investor, announces that it has financed the management-led acquisition of MaxContact, a leading Manchester-based independent Contact Centre as a Service (CCaaS) platform. This marks the seventh investment from FPE Fund II. MaxContact joins fellow current SaaS investments Questionmark, Masstech and Kallik in FPE’s […]

Renovate or innovate? That is the question

One of the greatest business leaders of all time, the late Jack Welch of GE said that if you stand still you watch your competitors pass you by. It is possibly the best advice that you can give to any successful leader. The management maxim of ‘it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ must be the […]

Commercial Rent Arrears: Where do we stand in the last quarter of 2020?

There has continued to be yet more legislation in this area, predominantly extending deadlines and, in places, clarifying restrictions.  To give a simpler overview of the current position, the key provisions have been summarised in the table below. Option Summary of Remedy Current Restrictions Forfeiture Peaceful Re-entry Where the Tenant is in arrears a Landlord […]

Relief from Forfeiture – The 6-month window of further frustration for Landlords

The recent case of Keshwala and Another -v- Bhalsod and Another [2020] EWHC 2372 (QB) has confirmed to both Landlords and Tenants that, provided an application for relief from forfeiture is brought within 6 months of the date of the forfeiture of the Lease, it will generally be treated as having been brought with “reasonable […]