Archive for November 2022

What If Kim and Kanye Got Divorced In Yorkshire?

I ain’t sayin’ tha’s a gold digger When rumours first surfaced that Kim Kardashian was divorcing Kanye West, they broke the internet again. The tabloids were full of outlandish (and sometimes clearly untrue) speculations by celebrity commentators.  Now that news has surfaced that a settlement has been reached averting a trial, I could not help […]

Competition, ESG Litigation and the board of directors

The importance of board minutes should never be underestimated, particularly  when it comes to their role around ESG matters. If it is not already a standing part of the agenda of any board of directors meeting then it should be, given the rising interest from stakeholders around organisations’ action and their strategic approach around people […]

Hair discrimination in the workplace: the importance of diversity and acceptance

Discrimination remains both topical and a contentious issue in the workplace and at society at large. The death of George Floyd and the ensuing Black Lives Matter protests during the summer of 2020 fuelled the discussion about the need for widespread change.  In response, we have seen an increase in the facilitation of anti-racism, micro-aggression […]

Can employers take action on historic allegations of workplace bullying?

By Kate Smith, Employment Associate, and Jo Tindall, Employment Partner Less than two weeks after he was appointed, Gavin Williamson resigned from his position as Minister of State without Portfolio over historic allegations of workplace bullying and expletive-laden text messages.  It has been reported that the allegations of bullying relate to a claim by a […]

A Guide to Having Good Protected Conversations

Prior to July 2013, if an employer wanted to have a confidential conversation with an employee about terminating their employment on agreed terms, they could  only do so on a ‘without prejudice’ basis where there was an existing dispute between the parties. Numerous case authorities  deal with what constitutes an existing dispute. In the absence […]

Pension complaints and disputes: are you a member of a pension scheme wishing to raise a complaint or a HR personnel, employer or trustee needing advice on handling disputes?

Most pension schemes are run well; the correct benefits, are paid to the correct people, at the correct time.  Job done! However….. issues arise where this is not the case and then where to turn?  Parminder K Latimer, Pensions Partner shares her tips. Pension schemes should have in place an Internal Dispute Resolution Procedure (IDRP) […]

Building a successful team

At gunnercooke teams are built in a more flexible, client-centric way.

gunnercooke shortlisted at Crypto AM Awards

gunnercooke is a finalist in the Regulation & Compliance category at the Crypto A.M. 2022 Awards. The news follows the announcement that gunnercooke won the award for Challenging Traditional Models at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards, in recognition of accepting payments in cryptoassets. Crypto A.M. said: “the entries this year showcased a digital […]

gunnercooke featured in The Times Best Law Firms 2023

gunnercooke has been included in The Times Best Law Firms for the third year. The list highlights the best legal talent across 28 categories of law, gunnercooke being recognised for Employment and Commercial Dispute Resolution. The survey, done in partnership with Statista, collects recommendations from 4,400 legal professionals including in house Heads of Legal, counsel, […]

Marvin the Paranoid Android

As regular readers will know, I spend quite a lot of my time in that uncomfortable zone between contemplating the giddying possibilities that emerging tech seems to offer us all and the horrors of a truly dystopian future ruled by robots and other tech that no one (including me) understands. Sometimes I attempt a grown-up […]

gunnercooke begins US expansion with launch of New York office

gunnercooke has announced the launch of its first US office as part of its ambitious international growth strategy. The opening of the multinational organisation’s New York office follows its successful 2021 launch in Germany and will be spearheaded by US Chair and New York Managing Partner Noreen Weiss. Weiss joins gunnercooke with over 25 years’ […]