Lawyers with fresh ideas

As part of the gunnercooke family, our team of Associates support ambitious SMEs and startups with dynamic legal advice at each stage of their growth.

We share the same entrepreneurial spirit as the business owners we represent, working closely with them to get deals done. The commercial world is evolving, and legal strategy must evolve with it.

Time for a quick chat? We offer a free 30 minute consultation for all new clients via phone or Skype, whatever’s easiest for you.

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We do things differently

The path taken by our Associates could not be further from the traditional way of building a legal career. From the outset, we decided to be more than just solicitors climbing the hierarchy of the typical law firm – that has never been the gunnercooke way.

Instead, we choose to grow our own practice within a more entrepreneurial mode, because this is what truly aligns us with our clients. Our passion for business means we place as much emphasis on developing commercial skills as we do technical know-how.

Each of our lawyers is a trusted commercial advisor, offering a high-quality legal service delivered with a creative, modern approach. We also support senior partners at gunnercooke on projects that require associate level support.

Exceptional service in the digital age

Technology underpins everything we do and enables us to offer clients the best possible service.

Swift communication is a hallmark of our service. We pride ourselves on delivering regular updates as and when our clients need them – whether that’s a quick email update, Skype call or strategy meeting.

We believe that the future of law will look very different to that of centuries gone by. We are out to shape that future for ourselves and in doing so hope to revolutionise the way that legal services are delivered.

Meet the team

Jude Layas

Jude delivers concrete legal advice through a commercial lens. Her experience includes mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and group reorganisations across a range of sectors.

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Will Squires

Will is a trusted legal advisor to his clients, who operate across a range of industries. He provides business focused legal advice, specialising in mergers and acquisitions and general corporate advisory work for both private and public companies.

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How can we help you?

Let’s talk.

Time is tighter than ever in today’s business world. That’s why we offer a brief 30 minute consultation for all new clients via phone or Skype – completely free of charge.

Drop us a line below and we’ll be in touch to arrange a quick call.

London Office

1 Cornhill


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Manchester Office

53 King Street
M2 4LQ


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London Oxford Street

First Floor
104-106 Oxford Street
London W1D 1LP


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Tel: +44 (0)3330 143 401​