Law firm gunnercooke has assisted the Financial Services Commission, Mauritius (FSC Mauritius) with the drafting and development of the subsidiary legislation and supporting rules under the Virtual Asset and Initial Token Offering Services Act (VAITOS) 2021. gunnercooke has built up one of the leading FinTech and Cryptoasset full-service practices with experts in the UK and […]
Five years ago, I was ready for a change. However, I was confident a move into another traditional law firm would not offer that change. It would be very much a case of the same deal, with different letterhead. I had options, but none of them excited me. I didn’t know much about gunnercooke until […]
Employment Partner, Simon Brian, provides a brief round-up of a recent case law development in discrimination law. Was an employer’s special leave policy introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic discriminatory? Cowie & Others v Scottish Fire & Rescue Service UKEAT/2022/121 During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service (SFRS) introduced a paid special leave […]
The Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 comes into force on 30th June 2022, except for in retirement properties, where it will come into force by 1st April 2023. The purpose of the Act is to put an end to ground rents for new, qualifying, long residential leasehold properties in England and Wales. Once the […]
Employers need to be careful when suspending an employee. This is because suspension is a serious step with major ramifications for the employee. Depending on the length of any suspension, returning to the workplace can pose additional hurdles for an employee who has been suspended. Employers should not suspend simply because the allegation relates to […]
Sarah Hung has acted for Hong Kong property developers ELS Capital on a £3.7m loan.
The latest episode in the Inspiring Leadership Podcast series features entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist, Professor Vikas Shah MBE DL. Hosted by gunnercooke Founder Darryl Cooke and Sir Peter Fahy former Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, the trio cover the dangers of being a workaholic, the importance of being disciplined, having the ability to say […]
We have some exciting news to report here at gunnercooke! Yesterday, Emma Hammond, an employment partner and part of our menopause team, took part in an event in the Houses of Parliament in front of MPs and the press, with various high-profile menopause campaigners present. The event was set up by ‘Menopause Mandate’ a recently formed leading menopause campaigning body, who presented their aims to lead the push for reform in the menopause arena.
gunnercooke is working with Elliptic, the global leader in cryptoasset risk management, to develop a new content service, Elliptic Connect, providing relevant information on the topics of governance, risk and compliance in the crypto and blockchain industries. Elliptic’s crypto compliance solutions and services are used by crypto businesses, financial institutions, and regulators to detect and […]
We sat down with gunnercooke Corporate and Commercial Partner Simon Williams to look at life behind the practice, and delve into the reasons why he became a lawyer, all the way through to what his proudest moment as a lawyer has been so far… Why did you become a lawyer? I knew I wanted to […]
Do you want to be remembered for making money or for the legacy that you have left behind? Do you want your employees to know you for your business efficiencies or for how you changed the world? Do you want your children to remember you because you became the leader of a business or because […]
In Part 1 of this series I wrote: Do you want to be remembered for making money or for the legacy that you have left behind? Do you want your employees to know you for your business efficiencies or for how you changed the world? Do you want your children to remember you because you […]