Archive for June 2024

Dr. Anna Willetts appears on Channel 4’s Dispatches

Environmental Crime Partner Dr. Anna Willetts appeared as an expert lawyer on Channel 4’s Dispatches’ undercover exposé of illegal waste sites, waste crime and fly tipping, broadcast on Friday 21st June. “I act for business in the waste and resources sector, permitted and regulated,” says Anna, “who sometimes have issues with permit compliance, and it is an endless […]

gunnercooke Real Estate Finance Team secure speedy win for Rokform Capital 

Ninos Simon, Real Estate Finance Partner, Howard Ross, Commercial Real Estate Partner, and Natalie Hall, Associate, recently acted for Rokform Capital Limited. They’re a private bridging and development lender, who provided bridging finance to a borrower acquiring an old Lloyds Bank in Pontypool, Wales, via auction.   The matter was referred to the Real Estate Finance […]

18 gunnercooke partners recognised in Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2025  

18 gunnercooke Partners are today recognised in Best Lawyers’ Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2025. This is the highest number of Partners to be recognised by the publication to date, including lawyers across a variety of practice areas from gunnercooke offices across the UK.  The prestigious Best Lawyers publication is the oldest and most […]

Is London still the “reconstructing” capital of Europe?

The original German language article can be found here: The future of the relationship between the UK (especially London) and the EU was always up in the air after the Brexit referendum in 2016. London courts had been heavily intertwined with the courts across the continent, and was known as the unofficial restructuring capital […]

Identity Politics and the Equality Act 2010

Katy Wedderburn, Partner, Employment Law & Discrimination Recent media coverage has highlighted the tensions between the views of gender identity theorists and those who hold the belief that sex is immutable, and cannot be changed from male to female, or vice versa. Gender and gender identity theory are not included in the Equality Act 2010 […]

gunnercooke partner nominated for the ENDS Report Power List 2024 

Dr Anna Willetts, a gunnercooke Environmental Crime Partner, has recently been nominated to appear of the Ends Report Power List. The list aims to highlight lawyers that have made a great impact in the sector over the past two years.  After completing her PhD in landfill engineering, Anna started her career as an Environmental Consultant, […]

Christmas comes early for the CMA

The Most Significant Reform to UK Competition Law for Over Two Decades: The Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Act 2024 Finally Becomes Law Wrapped up in legislative prose, this shiny new statute brings gifts of a broadened merger control scope, enhanced consumer rights enforcement powers and a brand-new digital markets regulatory regime to the Competition […]

Loneliness Awareness Week 2024: Why Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation is Important

Did you know that, according to the Campaign to End Loneliness, 45% of adults feel occasionally, sometimes or often lonely in England? This equates to around 5 million people. This Loneliness Awareness Week, we want to highlight how vital it is, as a company and as people, to help combat loneliness and social isolation. Why […]

AML Treasury Report 2022/2023: Key Insights for Regulated Businesses

The Treasury published its AML and CTF Supervision Report for 2022/2023 last month. This article provides those within regulated businesses with an overview of that report and some take aways from it How the AML Regime is Supervised in the UK There are 45 AML Supervisors in the UK – the bodies with responsibility for […]

Work-life balance is having a major impact on traditional law – what are the alternatives?

Four years ago, the world shut-down due to the Covid-19 pandemic. During this time everyone had to adapt to their new way of life, both professionally and personally. With remote work came a realisation form many that they wanted to live their life to the fullest, spending less time commuting and more time with their […]