Archive for February 2021

gunnercooke advises on acquisition of placemaking consultancy

Corporate Partner Matthew Searle at gunnercooke has advised on the acquisition of Fourth Street Place Consultants. gunnercooke acted for the sellers, Jim Roberts and Dan Anderson, and Pannone Corporate advised the buyer Place Capital Group. Fourth Street Place Consultants is a specialist placemaking consultancy. The business works with public and private sector clients involved in […]

The UK Government’s Proposals for its new State Aid Regime

HM Government  (HMG) published a consultation document on 3rd February on what will be a new UK- only subsidy control regime. The Government does not have an entirely free hand of course as it must continue to respect its obligations under the UK/EU Trade and Co-Operation Agreement (TCA) ; World Trade Organisation rules and other free trade agreements. […]

gunnercooke advises on acquisition of 20 pharmacy businesses

gunnercooke Healthcare Partner Mel Kang has advised Jhoots Chemist Ltd on a deal involving the acquisition of 20 pharmacies. The deal saw gunnercooke client Jhoots purchase multiple businesses across England and Wales from Lloyds Pharmacy.   Walsall-based Jhoots are an award-winning business and now own over 100 independent community pharmacies nationwide. Charlie Jhooty from Jhoots […]

No Jab – No Job – No Chance

I was interested to read a couple of recent press reports in which it was suggested that the Government had accepted that employers could insist on employees receiving the Covid vaccine prior to returning to work. I suspect that this may be part of a campaign to use the media to influence people to take […]

EU-UK Data Transfers – A Step Nearer to Normal

We’ve all been waiting with bated breath to see whether the EU will allow EU-to-UK data transfers to enjoy the pre-Brexit freedoms we have all become used to. The journey isn’t over yet but the Commission has just published a draft ‘Decision’ which, if approved by both the European Data Protection Board (which will need […]

Compulsory COVID testing at work

There have been a number of recent press reports which have suggested that businesses may introduce policies which require their employees, or prospective employees on recruitment, to have the COVID vaccine. This has been described as “no jab no job” and businesses leaders such as Pimlico Plumbers CEO, Charlie Mullins have already said that they […]

Business Interruption Insurance – what do you need to know?

The Supreme Court recently delivered its judgment in the business interruption test case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and has substantially allowed the appeal on behalf of policyholders.  The new judgement is weighted towards policyholders. So, what are the key things you should know about the new ruling and how it affects claims […]