Law Society Gazette announces gunnercooke Business Crime expert

Caltagirone has built an impressive reputation in business crime law and is respected by his peers and clients as a ‘first-class solicitor’, as noted by the Legal 500 2019. Caltagirone’s career highlights include conducting full-scale corporate internal investigations for suspected wrong-doing in large multi-national companies and advising multiple corporates and individuals in one of the […]

gunnercooke Corporate Partner Amanda Allen Leads Team On Sale Of Butler And Young Group

gunnercooke Corporate Partner Amanda Allen has provided legal advise to the shareholders of Butler and Young Group on the sale of the £10m-turnover building control and fire safety consultancy to France-headquartered SOCOTEC Group. Butler and Young Group has15 offices across the UK and encompasses Butler & Young Approved Inspectors, Trenton Fire and Butler & Young […]

Court of Appeal breathes life into collective proceedings against MasterCard

The Court of Appeal has allowed the appeal of a group of consumers against the Competition Appeal Tribunal’s refusal to certify their collective proceedings against MasterCard which it held was “premature and wrong”. The group is represented by Mr Walter Merricks who had unsuccessfully applied in 2016 to the tribunal for a collective proceedings order. The […]

The Supreme Court lands a (soft) blow to landlords opposing tenancy renewals…

Tenants and landlords who are party to Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (the Act) tenancies should sit up and take note of recent landmark Supreme Court decision, S Franses Ltd v Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd (2018) UKSC 62.  In short, the decision makes it more difficult for landlords to oppose the granting of a new […]

Dispute Resolution Webinar

This webinar includes: • The Nature of Disputes • Managing Objectives, Emotions and Influence • The Five Phases of Negotiated Settlement • Benefits of Direct and Mediated Negotiation • Picking the right form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) • Using Litigation as a tool for Settlement

National Stress Awareness Month: Tackling Workplace Stress

According to a recent Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Labour Force Survey, published in October 2018, 15.4 million working days were lost last year due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety. As April is National Stress Awareness Month, it is an appropriate time to examine the reasons why employees are stressed at work and what […]

New EU super-database raises concerns for civil liberties and security

Civil Liberties groups and security experts have voiced concerns over the EU’s proposed new super-database.  The EU has approved the creation of the gigantic database which will aggregate the identity and biometric details of an estimated 350 million citizens. The “Common Identity Repository” (CIR) is intended to help EU border and law enforcement officers search […]

Global Accolade for gunnercooke’s Rosie Burbidge!

gunnercooke partner, Rosie Burbidge, has been named a trailblazer among WIPR’s Influential Women in IP 2019.  This new project by World IP Review celebrates the IP industry’s leading female practitioners from around the world and identified 20 women who are global rising stars in the industry.  Rosie was identified as a trailblazer after her rapid […]

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 […]

How can you improve your mental health and happiness by adopting a powerful morning routine?

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week.  Here, gunnercooke Partner and Coach, Hannah Beko, suggests starting the day by taking some time to take care of ourselves in mind and body. Our thoughts create our reality.  We get to decide how we feel each day.  In the morning, we don’t have to passively wait and […]

Sarah Goulbourne to take part in Law Society International Symposium

gunnercooke co-founder, Sarah Goulbourne, is delighted to have been invited to take part in the Law Society’s International Symposium on The Power of Gender Equality to Transform the Business of Law.    Sarah will be joining a panel discussing, amongst other topics, agile working.  The Symposium will take place on 20 and 21 June at the […]

gunnercooke in the Times on law firm culture

Co-founder of gunnercooke, Sarah Goulbourne, was interviewed by The Times following the IBA report on bullying and sexual harassment.  Sarah said ‘the report’s findings were no surprise and were the result of entrenched behaviours that stemmed from the antiquated and hierarchical structure of law firms. “The law needs to change and leaders need to transform […]

Litigation Retainers: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

In this webinar, Costs & Funding Partner Tom Blackburn explains how you can Increase your firm’s profits by slightly changing your litigation retainers. Tom’s simple, easy and straightforward advice can increase your billing and your firm’s bottom line.

When even trusted technology is hackable, how can you defend your privacy?

Whatsapp Messenger is a highly trusted product used by something like 1.5billion consumers Worldwide. Its end to end encryption protocol provides users with a high level of assurance about the privacy of their calls and messages. But even a robust product like this can fall victim to software hacks. It’s a shame because we would […]

ADR, but not as you know it.

Sapna Garg & Antonello Leogrande ADR experts and solicitors at gunnercooke LLP. A new form of electronic dispute resolution has emerged in recent months.  Its simplicity mirrors the rapidly modernising world, one without geographical boundaries where a myriad of tasks are conducted from the comfort of a laptop.  “Kleros” is an attempt to bring some […]

Employers have to wait to hear a decision in Court of Appeal Trade Union ‘unlawful inducements’ case

The Court of Appeal has reserved its decision in a crucial case in trade union legislation. Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley & Others concerns collective bargaining and the use of inducements.  Section 145B of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULRCA) prohibits an employer from making offers to members of a recognised […]

GDPR marks anniversary but e-privacy regulation is ‘stuck’

Tim Heywood, Data Protection expert at gunnercooke, has commented on the current status of data protection in the UK and Europe: “It’s a whole year since the GDPR came into force.  Rumour has it that the ICO and its counterparts across the EU are gearing up for some major enforcement measures shortly, armed as they are […]

Co-founder Sarah Goulbourne writes an opinion piece for New Law Journal

gunnercooke Co-founder Sarah Goulbourne was approached by New Law Journal to write an opinion piece on law firm culture, why not check it out? You can read the full article HERE

gunnercooke welcomes Tax-planning Expert

gunnercooke is delighted to welcome new partner, Tim Thornton Jones, who has joined the firm’s tax team. Tim specialises in private client tax planning, mainly for UK domiciled clients, both UK and non-UK resident, landowners, farmers, businessmen, entrepreneurs, sportsmen and entertainers, on heritage property. He advises wealthy philanthropists in the creation of private charities.  He […]

A year at gunnercooke

It’s probably true to say that at the end of my time as a partner at my last firm I’d fallen out of love with the law. My average day was spent filling out internal forms, managing a team of fourteen people across three offices and producing reports about reports. On my first day at […]

Disputes: the art of effective negotiation

Many business relationships break down not because of diametrically opposed views on the future path of the business or the project or venture, but because people become entrenched in their views, or they want to have their cake and eat it. But like most things in life, it doesn’t work like that. Effective resolution of a […]

The BusinessDesk has announced the arrival of Paul Ryman and Rachel Spink at gunnercooke

Online news platform The BusinessDesk has announced the arrival of Paul Ryman and Rachel Spink at gunnercooke, strengthening their Employment Team.  Welcome, Paul and Rachel! You can read the full article HERE – free registration is required.

Apprenticeships: A guide to the key issues and potential pitfalls

If an employer engages an apprentice without being properly advised, the apprentice will probably have far better rights than an employee. However, many employers who engage apprentices are completely unaware of the risks. This Webinar will cover: • Legal status of apprentices • Traditional v statutory apprenticeships • Apprenticeship agreements • Terminating apprenticeships • National […]

GM Business Connect features Darryl Cooke following K-Club event

gunnercooke co-founder, Darryl Cooke, has featured in B2B magazine, GM Business Connect, following a K-Club event where he spoke at about law firm innovation and philanthropy.  You can read about the event and what Darryl had to say HERE.

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 […]

Court of Appeal overturns Employment Appeal Tribunal in long-awaited Trade Union ‘unlawful inducements’ case

In a case which has had employers and Trade Unions on the edge of their seats, the Court of Appeal has overturned the decision of the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley & Others Section 145B of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act […]

Facebook’s new digital currency marks move to mainstream use of blockchain

Facebook has revealed its plans for a new digital currency which it says will allow people to make instant and almost free money transfers to people and businesses anywhere in the world from their mobile phones. The new digital coin, Libra, has the backing of over 24 companies including household names like Visa, Mastercard and […]