Archive for January 2022

gunnercooke appoints Head of Recruitment after wave of new joiners

Challenger law firm gunnercooke has recruited Chris Ball as Head of Recruitment following another year of strong growth.   Chris joins from patent law firm EIP with 15 years’ experience recruiting talent from across the UK, Europe, and the US. He has particular expertise in supporting high-growth firms and recruits across the full breadth of […]

WFH employee breach of contract? To dismiss or not to dismiss…

With UK workers advised to Work From Home (WFH) where possible due to the Omicron phase of the pandemic, some businesses will again struggle to have visibility over employee activity. With financial pressures following Christmas and cost of living increases, some individuals may be tempted to use this opportunity to take on additional paid work […]

Happy New Year? Not if you breach UK GDPR regulations…

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined the Cabinet Office £500,000 for a data leak in 2020 that exposed the full names and addresses of the New Year Honours recipients on its web page. More than 1,000 people were affected by the leak, with notable inclusions such as Sir Elton John, Dame Olivia Newton-John, and […]

When peer-to-peer lenders fail, who takes the hit?

Several peer-to-peer (P2P) lenders entered administration over the past 24 months including Lendy Limited, Collateral, MoneyThing and FundingSecure. It’s a stark reminder to investors about the financial risks involved despite the industry becoming progressively more regulated. gunnercooke Restructuring & Insolvency partner, Jeremy Goldring, who acted on the Lendy Limited case, takes a closer look at […]