Archive for January 2023

Unshackled from law firm ownership

Rashmi Dube is a Litigation & Business Advisor with over 25 years’ experience as a lawyer and entrepreneur. She supports companies and directors during complex deals, negotiations and disputes, and provides trusted counsel to senior executives across a wide range of sectors. Rashmi owned her own business for over 7 years. Whilst it was highly […]

What’s on the horizon in employment law in 2023?

As businesses plan ahead for the new year, we look at some of the key proposals for change in employment law that are making their way through parliament in 2023, and the likely implications. Whilst some significant changes might happen in 2023, the timetable remains uncertain and so it is very much a question of […]

New flexible working legislation to be introduced – What will this mean?

Following a consultation first launched in September 2021, the UK government has announced that it intends to reform the statutory flexible working regime. The changes will extend the right for employees to request flexible working and will take effect through the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill. While the government has not yet provided a specific […]

True leadership…is it Davos or Dave?

Last week I was struck by a stark contrast in how leaders approach tackling the challenges facing our societies, economies and communities. On the one hand we had the ‘global elite’ gathering for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in the Swiss ski-resort of Davos. Aside from arguments about the carbon footprint, extravagance and democratic […]

gunnercooke shortlisted for LexisNexis Law Firm of the Year award

gunnercooke has been shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year at the LexisNexis Legal Awards 2023. The Awards, which take place on Thursday 23 March, aim to recognise and celebrate excellence and innovation across the legal sector. Other nominees include Gowling WLG. This is the first time the firm has been shortlisted. Darryl Cooke, Founder […]

1,826 days, 260 weeks or 5 years at gunnercooke with Suresh Bhatt

It’s been 1826 days, 260 weeks or 5 years since I started at gunnercooke – so where’s that time gone?! Most new jobs are a step into the unknown, but moving from an employed role into a self-employed role had a few well-meaning friends taking a sharp intake of breath, with people focussing on the […]

gunnercooke partner set to appeal against lower court judgement 

Gunnercooke Dispute Resolution Partner, Khaled Moyeed successfully obtained permission to appeal against a lower court judgment in the High Court on 18 January 2023.   The client instructed Khaled as the judgment involved issues around arbitration and the applicability of the Arbitration Act 1996. The lower court judge had referred to the existence of an arbitration […]

How do recessions impact HR departments and people managers?

Although the United Kingdom isn’t yet in a recession, it is certainly going through a period of economic turbulence. Commentators seem to suggest that a recession may start this year. A recession is a period of temporary economic decline when activities tend to stall. Employment law partner, Joan Pettingill has advised employers through times of […]

gunnercooke further strengthens its international arbitration and dispute resolution capabilities

Khaled Moyeed has recently joined international law firm gunnercooke as a Dispute Resolution Partner to further reinforce the firm’s international arbitration and dispute resolution capabilities. Khaled has recently qualified as a certified Islamic Arbitrator and Expert with Dubai’s International Islamic Centre for Reconciliation and Arbitration. He has long taken an interest in Islamic finance arbitration […]

gunnercooke opens House of Books & Friends bookshop in Manchester

gunnercooke has opened a new purpose-led independent bookshop, cafe and events space in Manchester City Centre. Based in the Manchester Club building on King Street, House of Books & Friends aims to combat loneliness by providing a space for local people to establish connections. The Community Interest Company, which will reinvest all profits back into […]