Archive for August 2022

gunnercooke shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year at Legal Business Awards

gunnercooke has been shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year at the 2022 Legal Business Awards.   Founder Darryl Cooke comments: “It’s fantastic to be recognised by the Legal Business Awards this year alongside other top names from the legal industry. The past few years have been some of the best yet for gunnercooke, with […]

gunnercooke shortlisted at Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards

gunnercooke has been shortlisted in the ‘Business of Law: Challenging tradition models’ category at the FT Innovative Lawyer Europe Awards. The firm has been recognised for being the first major UK law firm to officially accept payment in cryptoassets, a move which was announced earlier this year. gunnercooke has built up one of the leading […]

gunnercooke Partner Khaled Moyeed hosts event in Bangladesh

gunnercooke hosted a networking dinner at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Thursday 11 August at 7pm. British High Commissioner’s representative Mr Dan Pasha, Director of Trade and Investment was present as the event’s keynote speaker. There were also representatives from the local legal and business community and the government of Bangladesh. British-Bangladeshi […]

Giving clients added value, finding solutions, and spending time on service.. why I love my job at gunnercooke

What do you love about your job? I love it when a client lets me know that my work for them has really added value. That could be by having explained a complex situation to them in straightforward language; mitigating business risk in a way that makes sense to them or helping them reach a […]

How the gunnercooke model has given me a wealth of experience as an insolvency lawyer

What do you love about your job? I can go on great holidays and don’t have to buy meal deals if I don’t want to (although I generally do as the Yorkshire in me won’t allow anything else)! Seriously though, despite the static nature of the legislation – 1925 being the last major change – […]

Why we should give back to the communities who helped us flourish

By Vikas Shah MBE DL Modern business CEOs, entrepreneurs and philanthropists are carving the path of the new inspiring leader; a leader who looks beyond profits, who acts with moral purpose, and who gives back to their communities.   Turning a blind eye is no longer accepted in business; with rising societal problems and the gap […]

Thinking Time: The Process

From The Road Less Stupid by Keith J. Cunningham  Designing a Thinking Time process that works for you will be no different than figuring out any other ritual you want to create. The time of day, the best location, and the optimum duration are all discovered through practice and experimentation until you have created a […]

A quarter of ex-offenders recommit crimes, but we’re heading in the right direction

Rehabilitation charity Street Soccer Academy says more can be done to drive rates down further  The latest stats released by the Ministry of Justice on 28th April 2022 show the largest year-on-year increase in reoffending rates in the quarter up to June 2020.  The research highlights the desperate need for more to be done for […]

Remember the who is more important than the what

From Principles by Ray Dalio  People often make the mistake of focusing on what should be done while neglecting the more important question of who should be given the responsibility for determining what should be done. That’s backward. When you know what you need in a person to do the job well and you know […]

The illusion of communication

By Matthew Dashper-Hughes, Business Coach “The biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place” – George Bernard Shaw.  This is probably my favourite quote.  It’s witty. It’s elegant. And above all, it’s painfully accurate.  If ‘communication’ is defined as ‘achieving a shared understanding between two or more parties’ then it’s fair […]

Interview with Vikas Shah MBE DL – the importance of conversation

In this exclusive interview, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist Vikas Shah MBL DL shares his thoughts on mental health, leadership and our civic duty to give back to our communities.   Vikas is CEO of Swiscot Group and Non-Executive Board Member of the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. He has taught at universities […]

How to align a business culture across international offices

lture is the thing that connects an organisation’s people, ensures aligned values and a shared mission, and ultimately keeps everyone happy.

Heartwarming causes are nice, but let’s give to charity with our heads

People who get money as a gift are likely to be more willing to give it away than those who do not receive this unexpected bounty.

Building the Purpose-Driven Organization

From Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire by Rebecca Henderson  There are essentially two ways to run an organization. Low road firms assume that people are cogs in a machine and manage them as things, while high road firms treat people with dignity and respect, as autonomous and empowered cocreators in building a community […]

How joining gunnercooke helped me beat the Sunday evening anxiety

Why did you join gunnercooke? Have you ever felt: Anxiety on a Sunday evening around work on Monday? Working yourself to the ground to meet your billing target? Attending networking events as it is expected of you, but you do not enjoy it? Feeling that work occupies the majority of your thoughts with little time […]

Personal Data or Just Data?

The Government has now published its much anticipated draft legislation to bring into effect its policy for the future of data protection in the UK. The Data Protection & Digital Information Bill will receive its second reading on 5th September. If passed in its current form, the Bill will mark a very significant shift in […]