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

May 10, 2019

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 develop their practice in a way that suits both themselves and their clients.  All gunnercooke lawyers have at least 10,000 hours in practice, meaning that they advise with the authority of experience. Clients are assured expert advice delivered by a trusted advisor on their corporate and commercial legal matters.

Unlike many traditional law firms, gunnercooke does not run its business on time recording. At the outset of a matter, each gunnercooke lawyer fully scopes and agrees a fixed price with the client, which enables better budget management and transparency on costs. gunnercooke lawyers are remunerated solely for the work they deliver – which drives an added degree of commerciality across the firm. A high proportion of fees are generated via referrals, so each lawyer is only as good as their last job, if they don’t deliver brilliant service, they won’t get paid.

Clients are delighted with the model, and the proof of success is in the growth of the firm.  Within nine years gunnercooke has grown from the brainchild of two pioneers, to become a partner network of over 180 senior lawyers, operating as a full service corporate and commercial law firm.  In 2018, the firm was named Large Law Firm of the Year at The Law Society Excellence awards, as testament to the high standards that the business has developed. The Lawyer Awards take place on 25 June at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.