Archive for October 2021

Initial comment on neighbour winning privacy row over smart doorbell and cameras

A homeowner has won a legal privacy case after a County Court judge ruled that a neighbour’s Ring doorbell, which has video and audio recording capabilities, and additional security cameras “unjustifiably invaded” her privacy. The case makes interesting reading for any of us who might be considering installing cameras for our home security and those […]

Climate change developments in pensions law ahead of COP26

With the UK and Italy hosting the international UN climate change conference (COP26) in Glasgow from the 31st of October, a key area for discussion will be mobilising the power of finance. Due to the wealth and influence commanded by pension funds, the Work and Pensions Select Committee has called on the UK Government to […]

gunnercooke recognised by Chambers UK with 2 ranked practice areas and 17 recognised lawyers

17 gunnercooke lawyers have been recognised in this year’s Chambers and Partners UK rankings. The 2022 guide has also ranked the firm in the practice areas of North West: Corporate/M&A: Lower Mid-Market in Band 2 and North West: Employment in Band 4. The ranked lawyers are:• Brendan Walsh, Real Estate• Roland Humphreys, Family/Matrimonial• Matthew Grocock, […]

gunnercooke matter leads to significant ASA ruling for the diamonds industry

Rosie Burbidge, Intellectual Property Partner at law firm gunnercooke, has advised Diotima&Co. Limited on a complaint to the ASA regarding misleading advertising of diamonds. The challenge was made by Diotima&Co. against Kinetique Limited, trading as Ethica Diamonds. gunnercooke’s client understood that Kinetique’s diamonds were made of substitute materials and therefore an advertisement for ‘diamonds’ was […]

Case study about Spanish Wills for UK clients and FAQs

We have recently dealt with the Spanish estate of one of our client’s late spouse that we believe is quite a self-explanatory case. This article shows how important it is to have a Spanish Will in place and for the Will to be drafted following some aspects of Spanish law, even when the document is […]

Teamworking Case Study – Peter Dempsey and Welmoed Rutgers

There is sometimes a misconception that a fee share model is for solo lawyers, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. gunnercooke has a strong internal network and thrives off collaboration and cross referrals. Peter Dempsey is one of the firm’s Private Client Partners, specialising in cross-border legal and tax advice. Peter’s team includes […]

What the latest rules on Tipping mean for the Hospitality industry

The Government has recently unveiled plans to overhaul tipping practices, which it claims will help around 2 million hospitality staff to top up their income. Even if you have already embraced the voluntary Code of Practice on service charges and tips, you will need to review your practices to ensure your business is compliant. Fortunately, there is […]

Teamwork in a fee share model – Alex Vlachos and Thalis Vlachos

There is sometimes a misconception that a fee share model is for solo lawyers, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. gunnercooke has a strong internal network and thrives off collaboration and cross referrals. As well as being twin brothers, Alex and Thalis Vlachos are both partners at gunnercooke, specialising in Real Estate and […]

gunnercooke Co-Founder releases seventh edition of leading publication on private equity

Darryl Cooke, Co-Founder of gunnercooke has released the seventh edition of his book, Private Equity: Law and Practice.  The book provides an invaluable guide to the law and practice of private equity transactions, from raising private equity through managing the transaction to restructuring the company.  Darryl commented: “The role of a lawyer is to be a trusted advisor and bring real value to the table when […]