Archive for May 2021

Good Quality Conveyancing is Vital to the Avoidance of Neighbour Disputes

Poor quality property conveyancing is a sadly common source of neighbour disputes and that is why it is so crucial to engage specialist solicitors to do the job. A case on point concerned a poorly demarcated boundary which went unnoticed for years before it became the focus of conflict between rural homeowners. The case concerned […]

The gunnercooke foundation to open hub in Scotland to support local charities

gunnercooke is launching a new hub through its charity arm, the gunnercooke foundation, in a bid to offer support to Scotland-based charities.   The firm recently opened gunnercooke SCO LLP with offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and now has plans to grow the foundation’s work in this region with the new inspire* hub. The gunnercooke […]

We Love Each Other and Who Owns What Doesn’t Matter – Until it Does!

Whilst love blossoms between cohabiting couples, questions as to who owns what may not seem to matter very much. As a High Court ruling showed, however, any lack of clarity in that respect can store up serious trouble for the future. The case concerned a couple who bought and sold numerous properties during the many […]

gunnercooke boosts Commercial Real Estate team in new year recruitment push

gunnercooke has bolstered its Commercial Real Estate partner group with another six key hires, as it begins a huge 2021 recruitment drive. The latest joiners join the specialist property team at the firm’s London office. Matthew East and Jonathan Wilkinson have moved to gunnercooke from Gowling WLG and Charles Russell Speechlys respectively, with other Real Estate hires including Sam Rosenthal, Melanie Curtis, Matthew […]

The gunnercooke foundation member wins Project of the Year at the Business Charity Awards

gunnercooke is delighted to be celebrating a win alongside inspire* member HandsOn London at the Business Charity Awards 2021. The Wrap Up London campaign has won Project of the Year at the awards ceremony, which took place virtually on 18th May. The gunnercooke foundation worked with Hands on London to deliver its annual project, which […]

Inheritance and Gift Tax in Spain

In Spain each region has different tax rules and, therefore, inheriting or gifting property will have different tax implications depending on where the property is located. The truth is that those differences can be substantial and as you will see from this article, the tax amount varies depending on whether it is a lifetime gift […]

Notice on Residential Tenancies

Landlords of residential premises will be relieved to hear that the lengthy notice periods are slowly starting to come back down.  The Coronavirus Act 2020 (Residential Tenancies: Protection from Eviction) (Amendment) (England) (No 2) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/564) (Notice Regulations) and the Assured Tenancies and Agricultural Occupancies (Forms) (England) (Amendment) and Suspension (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 […]

How does the commercial property market look post-pandemic?

Now that nearly half of the UK population is vaccinated and there is light at the end of the tunnel, people are talking about what the commercial property market will look like post-pandemic. Here we offer some insights from Russell Davidson, a real estate partner with gunnercooke LLP and from Larry Jobsz, Managing Partner at […]

Beyond Brexit: An Immigration Perspective

What companies need to know before hiring employees from overseas Brexit has triggered a new points-based immigration system, which started in December last year. The new system will bring a level playing field for those both inside and outside the EU, opening new opportunities for many people around the world.  For companies who want to […]

Why Brexit hasn’t put Asian businesses off the UK

My team recently completed an acquisition of a UK business by an Asian investor. Cross-border relations are thriving and it made me think about arecent survey by AMCHAM South China suggesting a bright future for Asia business, with many companies reporting a higher return on investment, despite the pandemic and Brexit. Undoubtably Asia is still […]

The Great Comeback – Arbitrating against a distressed or insolvent party

With the increase in Covid-19 related litigation, and the impact of the virus on the world economy, many businesses are suffering in these difficult times and many companies are, or are at risk of, going insolvent. In the UK, a company will generally be considered to be insolvent if: i) it is unable to pay […]

Landlord and Tenant: From Survive to Thrive

Catch up on our latest hospitality webinar below. ​After a turbulent year in hospitality and retail, many businesses in this sector are looking at the temporary measures they used to survive and considering whether they turn them into permanent changes to thrive.  In this discussion gunnercooke Partners and Legal Counsel David Salamons, Jen Morris and […]

Taming the Cookie Monster

How many websites have you visited where you are immediately faced with this pop-up message – “By using our website you consent to our use of cookies. Please see our Privacy Policy for further details”? The exact wording varies from site to site, of course. Some of them provide a big green button marked “Accept” […]

The Silent Killer

Possibly the biggest health challenge that we will face over the next fifty years is that of loneliness. It will be on a par with obesity. In fact, research shows it to be twice as harmful as obesity which we all know now to be a deadly killer.  Obesity is obvious and its physical manifestation […]

Event: How to get the most out of your legal and professional services

Buying legal and professional services – now there’s a challenge!! Tuesday 8th June | 2pm – 3pm | Zoom Sign up here Are they really still doing time sheets? Ouch – did it really cost that? Why do I never feel I get value? Where’s the partner gone? They make no effort to understand us? […]

Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS)

What is it? The RLS is designed to help businesses get back on their feet, recover, and grow after the pandemic and transition period, providing loans and other types of finance to businesses of any size. When did it launch? 06 April 2021 When does the scheme end? 31 December 2021, subject to review Who […]

gunnercooke set to challenge legal market in Scotland

gunnercooke has announced its launch in Scotland, with new offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and with Simon Etchells as its first appointment at its new Scottish practice, gunnercooke SCO LLP. The launch comes with a huge recruitment drive for the firm, who hope to attract talented lawyers across Scotland to join its team. The firm […]

Pure Pet Food receives second multi-million pound deal as pet ownership booms

Yorkshire brand Pure Pet Food has secured another multi-million pound private equity investment, advised by challenger law firm gunnercooke.   The additional deal with NPIF HTV Equity LP and also Mercia Fund Management Limited follows another sizeable deal for the brand with NVM Private Equity, handled by gunnercooke Corporate Partner Asad Ali two years ago.  Pure […]

Making for the Exit

Those public bodies lucky enough to have benefitted from the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) (the Conservative party infrastructure scheme later adopted and greatly expanded by the Blair and Brown governments) will inevitably at some stage need to plan for the expiry of their PFI contract. For those public bodies that were in the first wave […]