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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 wins at FT Innovative Lawyers Awards

gunnercooke has taken home the top award for ‘Business of Law: Challenging traditional models’ at the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers: Europe 2022.  The firm was recognised for being the first major UK law firm to officially accept payment in cryptoassets, a move which was announced earlier this year. Cryptoasset exchange Coinpass partnered with gunnercooke to […]

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 shortlisted at Yorkshire Legal Awards

The firm is a finalist in the Law Firm of the Year, Employment Law and Family Law categories gunnercooke has been shortlisted in three categories at this year’s Yorkshire Legal Awards. In addition to being recognised for the Law Firm of the Year, Family Partner Siddique Patel has been recognised in the Family Law category […]

gunnercooke shortlisted at The Lawyer Awards for the fourth year

We have been shortlisted for Law Company of the Year at The Lawyer Awards for the fourth year running!

gunnercooke wins Law Firm of the Year at Modern Law Awards

gunnercooke has taken home the top prize of Law Firm of the Year at the 2022 Modern Law Awards. This is the 48th award recognition for the firm, including Law Company of the Year at The Lawyer Awards, Large Law Firm of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards, and being listed in The Times […]

Double shortlist for gunnercooke at Modern Law Awards

gunnercooke has been shortlisted for two categories at this year’s Modern Law Awards – Law Firm of the Year and the Business Growth Award. The Access Legal Modern Law Awards aim to identify and celebrate the greatest talent and achievements in the UK legal sector, with categories for innovation, client service, and marketing initiatives. gunnercooke […]

gunnercooke wins Gold Award for Brand Brilliance at Business Brilliance Awards

gunnercooke is celebrating the Gold Award for Brand Brilliance at the Business Brilliance Awards 2021. The Brand Brilliance category recognises businesses with consistent growth, strong financial performance, brand recognition, innovation, culture and ethical practice. The Business Brilliance Awards aims to celebrate the success of leading companies across a range of sectors. The ceremony took place […]

gunnercooke and 1st Idea finalists at Crypto AM Awards

gunnercooke and its client 1st Idea have been named as finalists in the Regulation and Compliance category at this year’s Crypto AM Awards.   The shortlisted work is a collaboration between 1st Idea and gunnercooke Partner James Burnie FRSA, who used market data provided by CryptoCompare to create a taxonomy of cryptoassets using the Pi-AXIOM […]

gunnercooke shortlisted by Business Culture Awards and The Lawyer Awards

gunnercooke has been shortlisted for Law Company of the Year at The Lawyer Awards and in multiple categories at this year’s Business Culture Awards; Best Medium Organisation for Business Culture and Business Culture in a Crisis. The news follows the announcement of Sarah Goulbourne being shortlisted for Best Businesswoman in Legal Services at the 2021 […]

gunnercooke Co-Founder shortlisted at Best Business Women Awards

Sarah Goulbourne has been shortlisted for Best Businesswoman in Legal Services at the 2021 Best Businesswomen Awards. Sarah is Co-Founder of the gunnercooke, launching the firm alongside Darryl Cooke in 2010 and is responsible for recruiting and mentoring senior lawyers throughout their careers. She has previously been a finalist for Director of the Year for […]

Two gunnercooke lawyers shortlisted at Women in Pensions Awards

Two gunnercooke pensions partners have been shortlisted for Lawyer of the Year at the 2021 Women in Pensions Awards. Helen Miles and Parminder Latimer both joined the firm last year and have been recognised in the legal category of the industry awards hosted by Professional Pensions. The Women in Pensions Awards aim to celebrate and […]

gunnercooke wins Large Firm of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards

gunnercooke is delighted to be celebrating a win at this year’s Manchester Legal Awards, picking up Large Firm of the Year. The judges called gunnercooke “a trailblazing firm that was perfectly set up to deal with the challenges of 2020 and emerged from it a bigger and better business”, commending the firm for its “impressive […]

The gunnercooke foundation member wins Project of the Year at the Business Charity Awards

gunnercooke is delighted to be celebrating a win alongside inspire* member HandsOn London at the Business Charity Awards 2021. The Wrap Up London campaign has won Project of the Year at the awards ceremony, which took place virtually on 18th May. The gunnercooke foundation worked with Hands on London to deliver its annual project, which […]

gunnercooke wins UK Business of the Year at The Business Brilliance Awards

gunnercooke is delighted to be celebrating wins at the 2020 Business Brilliance Awards, taking home UK Business of the Year and Darryl Cooke achieving the gold award for Business Leader of the Year. The Business Brilliance Awards celebrate the success of leading companies across the UK and winners were revealed in a virtual ceremony on […]

gunnercooke wins Law Company of the Year at The Lawyer Awards

gunnercooke is delighted to have been awarded ‘Law Company of the Year’ at The Lawyer Awards 2020, having been shortlisted the previous year. The Lawyer Awards is organised by media publication The Lawyer and is the largest celebration of legal excellence in Europe. This year’s winners were revealed by host Dara O’Briain via a virtual […]

gunnercooke shortlisted for Law Company of the Year at The Lawyer Awards

gunnercooke is delighted to have been shortlisted for Law Company of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2020, for the second year running. The firm has had a strong year despite the challenges faced by the industry, recruiting a number of new partners and continuing to grow the business, with new offices opening in the […]

gunnercooke Head of People and Culture wins Ambassador of the Year at the Business Culture Awards

In November 2019, gunnercooke attended the Business Culture Awards where our very own Head of People and Culture, Lucy Hargreaves, took home the Ambassador of the Year award. This award comes after the firm was the Overall Winner for Business Culture at the 2018 event. We are incredibly proud to be continually recognised in these […]

gunnercooke to join other finalists at prestigious National Business Awards

We are very excited to be attending as finalists in two categories at this year’s National Business Awards this evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel. Co-founder Darryl Cooke will be attending as a finalist in the Inflexion Entrepreneur of the Year category, and also represents the firm which has been shortlisted for the Innovation Award. The […]

gunnercooke has been shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year at British Legal Awards

gunnercooke is delighted to have been shortlisted for UK Law Firm of the Year at the prestigious British Legal Awards, organised by Legal Week.  We are proud to have grown from the brainchild of two pioneers nine years ago, to a partnership approaching 200 across the UK and in international locations. Best of luck to […]

gunnercooke shortlisted for two Business Culture Awards 2020

Following the accolade of being named the overall winner at the Business Culture Awards 2019, gunnercooke is delighted to have been shortlisted for two categories in 2020. Co-founder of the firm, Darryl Cooke, has been named a finalist in the Leadership category, whilst Head of People and Culture, Lucy Hargreaves, has been shortlisted for the […]

gunnercooke and its client have been announced as finalists at this year’s Midlands Dealmakers Awards

gunnercooke and its client have been announced as finalists at this year’s Midlands Dealmakers Awards, run by Insider Media.  Amanda Allen’s client, SSE Audio Group, and the firm, are shortlisted for International Deal of the Year.  SSE Audio, a sound equipment supplier for live events, was acquired by Canadian business Groupe Solotech, which has worked […]

gunnercooke was named the Overall Winner at The Business Culture Awards (BCA) 2019

gunnercooke was named the Overall Winner at  The Business Culture Awards (BCA) 2019, beating household names like Innocent Drinks, Jaguar Land Rover, Odeon Cinemas and Kellogg’s.   The firm also won the Innovation category.  The reasons for the firm being selected for the accolade, as judged by a panel of 25 business leaders, is set out […]

gunnercooke – a finalist at this year’s Lawyer Awards!

Award winning challenger law firm gunnercooke is delighted to have been shortlisted for the Law Company of the Year category at this year’s Lawyer Awards.  The new category recognises the innovative models recently appearing in the legal landscape.  gunnercooke differs from traditional law firms in that its lawyers are given the flexibility and autonomy to […]

gunnercooke win ‘Law Firm of the Year – Large’ at The Law Society Excellence Awards 2018

This is a fantastic achievement for gunnercooke. It’s always been our aim to challenge and improve the way legal services are delivered to businesses and so we are honoured to have won such a prestigious award. This was the 12th annual Excellence Awards hosted by the Law Society, and the first year they have recognised ‘Law […]

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, […]

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.

Join the challenger law firm that is redefining the way legal services are delivered

We are one of the UK’s leading commercial law firms, as measured by our clients, with a Net Promoter Score of on average +84. Our lawyers choose the way they work, and who they work with. Decide your own hours, set your own targets and define your own earning potential when you join gunnercooke. Learn […]

Look a mile beyond your business: Part 2

In Part 1 of this series I wrote: Do you want to be remembered for making money or for the legacy that you have left behind? Do you want your employees to know you for your business efficiencies or for how you changed the world? Do you want your children to remember you because you […]

What should I consider when joining a fee share law firm?

You’re thinking about joining a fee share law firm but wondering ‘where on earth do I start?’ Moving from a traditional law firm can be a big change so here are some of the things to consider when joining a fee share model: How much do you want to earn? Our model offers lawyers a […]

How award-winning culture helped us become one of the UK’s fastest growing law firms

We are very proud of our culture at gunnercooke and often say it’s the thing that cannot be copied. The thing that sets us apart from the rest. From our packed events programme to our thriving internal network, from book clubs to fitness challenges, our team regularly has the opportunity to connect both professionally and […]

Opportunities and risks around the government’s push to remove barriers to defined pension schemes to unlock higher returns from illiquid investments

Are workplace pensions about to get supercharged? The Budget was a relatively quiet affair when it came to pensions due to the more significant announcements being made earlier this year. However, the Chancellor’s only explicit reference came when he said he will consult on further changes to the regulatory charge cap for defined contribution auto-enrolment […]

Alan Pickering CBE added as a Defendant to summons against Plumbing Pensions Trustees

gunnercooke Pensions Partner Parminder Latimer, advising Kamco Limited in relation to a £265,000 claim against Plumbing Pensions Trustees (see article dated August 3, 2021), has recently had the summons amended against Plumbing Pensions Limited, to add Alan Pickering CBE, the former Chair of Plumbing Pensions Trustees, as a Defendant. Alan Pickering has subsequently been served […]

Leading competition lawyer and digital specialist joins gunnercooke as Partner

Alexander Waksman, a leading EU and UK competition lawyer, has been appointed as Partner by challenger law firm gunnercooke, based in the firm’s London office.  Joining from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Alexander has acted on groundbreaking cases, including advising Google on the European Commission’s Android investigation and subsequent appeal, successfully defending Merck in […]

gunnercooke Co-Founder releases seventh edition of leading publication on private equity

Darryl Cooke, Co-Founder of gunnercooke has released the seventh edition of his book, Private Equity: Law and Practice.  The book provides an invaluable guide to the law and practice of private equity transactions, from raising private equity through managing the transaction to restructuring the company.  Darryl commented: “The role of a lawyer is to be a trusted advisor and bring real value to the table when […]

gunnercooke Pensions Partner Helen Miles re-appointed as Chair of NHS Pensions Board

Helen Miles, Pensions Partner at challenger law firm gunnercooke, has been appointed to serve a further term as Chair of the NHS Pensions Board by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid. Midlands-based Helen was initially appointed in 2019. Her re-appointment will be for a further 3 years from 1 April […]

gunnercooke advises on £265,000 summons against Plumbing Pensions Trustees

gunnercooke Pensions Partner Parminder Latimer is advising Kamco Ltd in seeking more than £265,000 in damages from Plumbing Pensions Trustees. The summons argues that Plumbing Pensions, the Trustee of the pension scheme, has continued to actively promote the pension fund to prospective employers, despite being aware of mounting problems pertaining to orphan liabilities, and did […]

gunnercooke expands pensions team with 7 lawyers, 30 client wins and 2 award nominations

gunnercooke has grown its pensions lawyers to seven, winning 30 new clients and growing revenue by 20% in the past year. The UK Pensions Awards 2021 have also nominated the firm in the Pensions Lawyers of the Year and Independent Trustee of the Year categories. Partners Helen Miles and Parminder Latimer joined gunnercooke in 2020, […]

The gunnercooke foundation to open hub in Scotland to support local charities

gunnercooke is launching a new hub through its charity arm, the gunnercooke foundation, in a bid to offer support to Scotland-based charities.   The firm recently opened gunnercooke SCO LLP with offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and now has plans to grow the foundation’s work in this region with the new inspire* hub. The gunnercooke […]

About Us

gunnercooke is an award-winning full-service commercial law firm designed to challenge and improve the way that services are delivered to clients. We believe that the legal industry serves neither clients nor lawyers the way it should. Our founders set about doing things differently from day one, flattening out the traditional hierarchy and establishing a model based […]

Why join us?

Be your own boss.Be a gamechanger. gunnercooke is one of the UK’s fastest growing law firms, providing a range of corporate and commercial legal services to businesses, banks, and financial institutions. The firm was set up in 2010 to challenge the way services are delivered to clients. Our model allows our lawyers to choose the […]

gunnercooke set to challenge legal market in Scotland

gunnercooke has announced its launch in Scotland, with new offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and with Simon Etchells as its first appointment at its new Scottish practice, gunnercooke SCO LLP. The launch comes with a huge recruitment drive for the firm, who hope to attract talented lawyers across Scotland to join its team. The firm […]

gunnercooke celebrates 10th anniversary as it plans another decade of expansion

Leading challenger law firm gunnercooke is set to open a series of new offices, including its first international office and specialist consultancies in Private Equity and football, as it accelerates growth in its 10th year. Founded by Darryl Cooke and Sarah Goulbourne in 2010, it was the first law firm to offer lawyers a fee share model […]

Trust Barometer – A Wake Up Call

Why would anyone be led by you, follow your vision, and do what you need them to do if they don’t trust you? We are not sheep, we are not slaves and we will only give everything to our leaders if we trust them. Which is why the latest Edelman Trust Barometer (2020) is so […]

gunnercooke’s social enterprise, inspire*, has been listed in I News in an article about businesses that ‘care and give back’

The article looks at finalists in the National Business Awards ‘that deserve special mention for their incredible campaigns to better the lives of the people in their communities’. You can read the full article HERE.

gunnercooke awarded for our unique and innovative culture

gunnercooke have been awarded two awards at the Business Culture Awards 2019, including the overall Business Culture Achievement Gold Award for our innovative and comprehensive approach to advancing our organisational culture throughout our business.  Since inception in 2010, we have put our clients and our culture at the heart of everything we do. We’ve created […]

How to Get the Most Out of Your People: Timpson’s shoe-mending and key-cutting

By Darryl Cooke As you walk into Timpson House you very quickly realise that you are entering a very special company. The reception replicates a high street Timpson outlet and the administrative offices are like something from a film set or a Disney World hotel. You wonder if you were expected to bring a child […]