Archive for April 2023

A pension education: why the UK don’t know how much they have in their pension

New research by Standard Life has revealed the UK’s understanding of their pension pots. The results show how many of the British public are aware of their pension savings and what it will equate to when they hit retirement. It also breaks down the research by gender and age. The research shows that 79% of […]

Changes to employment law in 2023  

Welcome to this short update on what employment law changes we might expect in 2023. Whilst some of these changes will (and have) been enacted, such as rate changes, the rest may not. In some cases, we expect certain changes to be in force in the future, but we don’t have all of the relevant […]

Data Protection and Digital Information Bill: but what does it mean?

Earlier this month MPs debated the UK’s post-Brexit replacement for the EU’s GDPR data regime: the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill. The MPs had many queries around the bill, but what does it mean for businesses and should we be concerned? The Bill, even in its new version (v0.2), still represents a major shift […]

Is your purpose truly authentic?

Check your purpose – Is it truly authentic? Purpose has rightly become a key focus for leaders keen to ensure their business is driven by more than just the pursuit of profit. There’s good reason for this. Research shows that purpose-led companies achieve higher growth and productivity, have better workforce engagement and are more innovative […]

The Loneliness Economy

Leaders should help reduce demand in the ‘loneliness economy’ It’s no surprise that the social epidemic of loneliness sweeping across many parts of the world is becoming a distinct investment theme. Fund managers are racing to identify patterns and growth opportunities stemming from the erosion of physical communities, increasing isolation and aging populations. Like all […]

gunnercooke’s growing Corporate team advises on £1.2 billion in deals 

Leading International law firm gunnercooke advised on more than £1.2 billion in corporate and banking deals in the past year.  The firm acted on a number of high-profile cases and deals for clients including, Santander, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Leeds Building Society and Skipton Building Society.  The Corporate M&A team worked with inTEC […]

What are the legal rights of unmarried couples separating?

In a recent episode of the Faith in Family Law podcast, hosted by gunnercooke Partner Siddique Patel, Elizabeth Darlington discusses the legal rights of unmarried couples. The pair dissect the different legal protections that married couples and cohabiting couples have when they separate. Elizabeth is a Barrister practising in Leeds and the wider UK who […]

gunnercooke appoints 20 new partners including Crypto, Real Estate and Technology lawyers  

Leading international law firm gunnercooke has continued its recruitment drive over the spring, welcoming 20 new partners since the start of 2023 across areas including Crypto, Real Estate and Technology.   Hires include additions to the ever-growing FinTech and Crypto team, including Will Foulkes as a Blockchain Partner and Gareth Malna as a Fintech Partner. Their […]