Archive for April 2022

gunnercooke Operating Partners to work with Linea Group

Professional services firm gunnercooke has partnered with business improvement and change specialists Linea Group to support its management consultancy team. Linea works in partnership with clients to resolve complex strategic, operational, financial and workforce challenges, utilising their knowledge and expertise to deliver rapid improvement and sustainable change. The team are experts in solving organisational problems […]

gunnercooke launches legal tech offering with recruitment of Chief Technology Officer

Law firm gunnercooke has appointed a Chief Technology Officer, Miklos Orban, to head up a new legal technology arm in Europe. Miklos is a dual-qualified lawyer and lecturer with over 20 years’ experience at international law firms, as well as in-house at BT, with expertise in legal technology. He will join the firm’s IT board […]

What to expect when moving from a traditional law firm to a fee share model: Q&A with gunnercooke Real Estate Partner, Justin Neal

gunnercooke Real Estate Partner, Justin Neal discusses how he found the transition, what his clients said, and whether gunnercooke met his expectations.

Now the dust has settled, gunnercooke Real Estate Partner Simon Etchells shares his thoughts on this year’s MIPIM event:

MIPIM 2022 was like approaching a familiar friend after two years of enforced Covid absence. Like all friends and businesses post pandemic, we found it changed and unchanged. At times it also sat uneasily to be in Cannes against the appalling base note of the first major European war since the 1990s and the break-up […]

Consciously uncoupling, or thinking about it? With no-fault divorces expected to increase the divorce rate in the UK, what steps should you take now to future proof your estate?

As the “no-fault divorce” finally becomes law in the UK, it is predicted that the divorce rate will rise. The numbers are bound to be pushed up by the COVID-19 lock-down that forced people to live closer together than they ever have. With no escape from each other, many have come to realise they are […]

Five trends in legal recruitment: how candidates are shaping the future of law firms

Over the past two years, the firm has recruited 66 new partners and opened offices in Birmingham, and across Scotland and Germany. The firm’s rapid growth has been accelerated by the pandemic and the changes in mindset when it comes to a career in law. Here are five of the biggest trends in legal recruitment […]

Aviation Partner Vincent Coppinger presents at Global Urban and Advanced Air Summit

At the first major Aviation conference in the UK since the pandemic, Aviation Partner Vincent Coppinger was a presenter at the Global Urban and Advanced Air Summit at Farnborough. The event brought together delegates and speakers over a two-day period including the FAA, CAA, EASA, UK Government, various worldwide city authorities, manufacturers, operators, and stakeholders […]

gunnercooke advises on sale of Mymeds&me

gunnercooke corporate partners David Salamons and Harriet Collins have successfully advised the shareholders of Mymedsandme Limited on the sale of the company to Stanley Capital Partners LLP (SCP), a European and US-focused mid-market private equity firm. Mymeds&Me capture safety data directly from patients, healthcare professionals and Pharma clients through its global SaaS platform, Reportum®. MMM […]

gunnercooke wins Law Firm of the Year at Modern Law Awards

gunnercooke has taken home the top prize of Law Firm of the Year at the 2022 Modern Law Awards. This is the 48th award recognition for the firm, including Law Company of the Year at The Lawyer Awards, Large Law Firm of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards, and being listed in The Times […]

gunnercooke appoints 16 new partners including Private Equity, Charity, and Competition lawyers

Corporate law firm gunnercooke has continued its recruitment drive over winter, welcoming 16 new partners across areas including Private Equity, Charities and Competition. Hires include the firm’s first Competition and Antitrust lawyers, Rod Lambert and Alexander Waksman, as well as Private Equity & Corporate specialist joining from one of the largest firms in Dubai, Sameer […]

People-centric workplaces, a four day week and the new normal

As employers start to enter a new phase of post Covid normal, Joan Pettingill, Partner in Employment Law at gunnercooke LLP interviews Laura Clarke, Managing Director of Chilwell Products in Derbyshire about what this means for the company and their staff. Chilwell Products prides itself on being the U.K’s largest manufacturer of scaffold board end […]

No fault divorce… what do the lawyers say?

From today (6 April 2022) the new divorce, dissolution and separation act 2020 will take effect. This is the most significant change in UK divorce laws in over 50 years. Simply put, the changes mean a married couple can separate in England and Wales without having to attribute blame to one party. The law will […]

Team of five partners makes move to gunnercooke

Law firm gunnercooke has appointed five new partners to its Property and Construction team, all joining from London-based firm Cannings Connolly. Stuart Wilson, Dan Hall, Jay Bhandal, Jill Roberts and Neil Stafford have joined gunnercooke’s London office and will be providing the full breadth of legal services to clients in the commercial real estate, development, […]

No Fault Divorce and Khula

On 6 April 2022 the divorce, dissolution, and separation act 2020 is set to take effect representing the biggest shakeup of divorce laws in England and Wales for 50 years. This law has had a long and arduous journey since first coming onto the political agenda in 2014 but we are now at a historic […]