Archive for December 2021

Reflections on 2021… and looking ahead to 2022

gunnercooke Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Darryl Cooke, briefly looks at the firm’s success in 2021 and exciting developments for 2022: “At gunnercooke the past two years have emphasised the importance of human connection and making sure our Partners are invested in, supported, and feel part of something greater. “We have a culture intentionally designed to […]

Enabling Operational Excellence in manufacturing

The UK has long been known for innovation, skilled workmanship and high-quality products. Our history is rich and can continue to be so with our manufacturing organisations at the heart of British industry. Despite a gradual decline, the UK is still the ninth largest manufacturing nation in the world. We want to help manufacturers continue […]

How an ageing work force is affecting the manufacturing industry

As they always have been, people remain at the heart of the manufacturing industry. So of course, the key to success for businesses in the industry is being able to provide their people with the appropriate training, whilst looking to the future and planning ahead. One of the most significant developments to manufacturing in recent […]

gunnercooke wins Gold Award for Brand Brilliance at Business Brilliance Awards

gunnercooke is celebrating the Gold Award for Brand Brilliance at the Business Brilliance Awards 2021. The Brand Brilliance category recognises businesses with consistent growth, strong financial performance, brand recognition, innovation, culture and ethical practice. The Business Brilliance Awards aims to celebrate the success of leading companies across a range of sectors. The ceremony took place […]

Lessons from Great Comebacks – Apple bounces back from Bankruptcy

Apple’s turnover Bordering on Bankruptcy in 1997, co-founder Steve Jobs returned to Apple. With the company losing money for 12 years, Jobs was brought in as interim CEO, tasked with sorting out a company sized mess. So, how did he do it? First things first One of Jobs’s first decisions was to scrap the ‘ahead […]

Lessons from the Great Comebacks: LEGO – The Toy of the Century

The Brand Finance directory lists LEGO as the most valuable toy brand in the world, however, in 2004 the company was losing a million dollars a day and was on the verge of bankruptcy. For most people, the LEGO name is synonymous with plastic building block toys, just as all infant bodysuits are referred to […]

‘Safe as houses’ — private equity’s growing interest in UK property

The significant optimism around the UK real estate market is being bolstered further with increasing interest and investment from private equity. Analysts at investment bank Berenberg recently identified that more than three-quarters of the UK real estate deals struck or mooted in 2021 have involved private equity, with high-profile acquisitions including St Modwen Properties, Sigma […]

StaRUG — obligation to establish a system of early crisis detection

Unnoticed by many market participants, the StaRUG (Act on the Stabilisation and Restructuring Framework for Enterprises) came into force in Germany on 1 January 2021. This was done in an implementation of the EU Directive on a preventive restructuring framework (EU Directive 2019/1023). In addition to new tools with which corporate crises can be combated […]

gunnercooke completes on sale of 13 venues for Barworks

This week challenger law firm gunnercooke has completed on its work with client Barworks, on the sale of 13 iconic pubs and bars to Urban. The transaction includes sites across East and North London including the Exmouth Arms (Exmouth Market), Singer Tavern (Moorgate) and Harrild & Sons (Farringdon). Barworks is an independent pub, bar and […]

Supporting you and your practice: gcTrust

We know it can feel like a daunting prospect to leave your traditional firm behind and make the move to an innovative model. But you won’t be going it alone. When you join gunnercooke, you benefit from a whole breadth of services and support from our central team, gcTrust. gcTrust comprises over 40 experts in […]

What should I consider when joining a fee share law firm?

You’re thinking about joining a fee share law firm but wondering ‘where on earth do I start?’ Moving from a traditional law firm can be a big change so here are some of the things to consider when joining a fee share model: How much do you want to earn? Our model offers lawyers a […]

How award-winning culture helped us become one of the UK’s fastest growing law firms

We are very proud of our culture at gunnercooke and often say it’s the thing that cannot be copied. The thing that sets us apart from the rest. From our packed events programme to our thriving internal network, from book clubs to fitness challenges, our team regularly has the opportunity to connect both professionally and […]