Archive for July 2022

gunnercooke shortlisted at Yorkshire Legal Awards

The firm is a finalist in the Law Firm of the Year, Employment Law and Family Law categories gunnercooke has been shortlisted in three categories at this year’s Yorkshire Legal Awards. In addition to being recognised for the Law Firm of the Year, Family Partner Siddique Patel has been recognised in the Family Law category […]

gunnercooke to open new bookshop, café and events space to combat loneliness

The House of Books & Friends will be in Manchester gunnercooke is launching a purpose-led independent bookshop, café, and events space in Manchester to combat loneliness in the community. The House of Books & Friends is due to open this autumn in Bruntwood’s Manchester Club building at the top of King Street. The bookshop has […]

Transgender rights, gender critical beliefs & free speech: what are the latest legal developments and how should these be managed in the workplace?

Employment Partners, Simon Brian and Joan Pettingill, report on some important recent case law developments in relation to gender critical beliefs and transgender rights and provide some guidance on how to manage these issues in the workplace. Forstater v CGD Europe & Others UKEAT/0105/20 The key question that went before the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) […]

Claiming a UK VAT refund as a non-UK businesses

Is your business based outside the UK but buying goods or services within the UK? Well, you may be able to reclaim the VAT from any purchases or imports made between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023. A government scheme is in place to help you reclaim previously paid VAT. We’ve answered all of […]

What to do if an employee is stranded due to flight cancellations this summer

The travel industry is having a turbulent time dealing with the increase in travel following restrictions easing.  This has led to flight cancellations, which are expected to continue over the summer. What could an employer do if an employee can’t get home from their holiday due to flight cancellations?  The first step is likely to […]

gunnercooke helps establish innovative medicinal cannabis charity

Michele Price, Charity and Philanthropy Partner at gunnercooke has successfully registered the first private charity set up to meet private prescription costs of medicinal cannabis for children with epilepsy. Intractable Epilepsy has been established by a group of parents and guardians and will raise funds to cover the costs of prescriptions that can amount to […]