Archive for September 2021

gunnercooke recognised by Legal 500 with 13 ranked practice areas and 39 recognised lawyers

gunnercooke is pleased to announce that 39 of its lawyers have been recognised in this year’s Legal 500 rankings. The 2022 guide has ranked the firm in 13 different practice areas across the UK and has lawyers included in a further 5 areas. Individual highlights include Leading Individual in Commercial Litigation, Sydney Fulda, who recently […]

gunnercooke and 1st Idea finalists at Crypto AM Awards

gunnercooke and its client 1st Idea have been named as finalists in the Regulation and Compliance category at this year’s Crypto AM Awards.   The shortlisted work is a collaboration between 1st Idea and gunnercooke Partner James Burnie FRSA, who used market data provided by CryptoCompare to create a taxonomy of cryptoassets using the Pi-AXIOM […]

gunnercooke to launch a new kind of bookshop to combat loneliness

gunnercooke is launching a string of bookshops to combat loneliness in the community. The first House of Books & Friends is due to open in Manchester next year and will offer initiatives for customers and businesses including pay it forward schemes, as well as opportunities to make connections with their community and join membership clubs. […]

gunnercooke Pensions Partner Helen Miles re-appointed as Chair of NHS Pensions Board

Helen Miles, Pensions Partner at challenger law firm gunnercooke, has been appointed to serve a further term as Chair of the NHS Pensions Board by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid. Midlands-based Helen was initially appointed in 2019. Her re-appointment will be for a further 3 years from 1 April […]

Increase to Court Fees from 30th September 2021

In March 2021 the Government launched a consultation on increasing selected Court fees and help with fees income threshold by inflation.  The consultation closed in May and responses have been published.   The Government’s rationale for increasing fees in line with historic inflation goes back to 2016 when it was noted that the income received from fees […]

Where are we now on Commercial Rent Arrears?

After the turmoil of the last year many commercial tenants are now in arrears. Numerous restrictions have been in place and most landlords were left with the only viable options for recovery being drawing down on deposits and debt claims. Going forwards it is clear that the Government intends to support tenants with pandemic related […]

Residential Notice Periods to return to Pre-Pandemic lengths from 1 October 2021

Landlord’s will welcome the Government’s confirmation that notice periods for Assured and Assured Shorthold Tenancies will revert back to those prior to the pandemic from 1 October 2021. It is now worth landlords considering waiting until 1 October before serving either of the following: Section 8 Notices seeking possession of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy based on […]

gunnercooke shortlisted by Business Culture Awards and The Lawyer Awards

gunnercooke has been shortlisted for Law Company of the Year at The Lawyer Awards and in multiple categories at this year’s Business Culture Awards; Best Medium Organisation for Business Culture and Business Culture in a Crisis. The news follows the announcement of Sarah Goulbourne being shortlisted for Best Businesswoman in Legal Services at the 2021 […]

1 year on, by Pensions Partner Parminder K Latimer

Having graduated and “fallen” into Pensions law by default, I loved it, I became a pensions geek!  When I qualified, I remember thinking, finally I can advise both members and employers on all aspects of pensions law…I’m looking forward to this at last.  However, the traditional law model meant my newly qualified success was soon […]

gunnercooke recruits 11 new partners in summer recruitment boost

gunnercooke continues its recruitment drive with the hire of 11 new partners in areas including family law, real estate and employment, as well as some of its first German recruits. The latest Manchester hire, Sydney Fulda, joins from DAC Beachcroft, specialising in litigation. Roz Lidder and Kirpal Bidmead, both practicing Family law, have moved to […]