How joining gunnercooke helped me beat the Sunday evening anxiety

August 1, 2022
Roz Lidder


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Why did you join gunnercooke?

Have you ever felt:

  • Anxiety on a Sunday evening around work on Monday?
  • Working yourself to the ground to meet your billing target?
  • Attending networking events as it is expected of you, but you do not enjoy it?
  • Feeling that work occupies the majority of your thoughts with little time to care for yourself?
  • A change of career or leaving law?
  • Wanting to work for myself and use commercial skills?

After feeling a mixture of the above, I realised it was time for a change, I knew that I was not suited to a traditional working method.

Taking the step to having my own practice was the best career move I have ever made, I just had to believe in myself.

gunnercooke allows you to be in complete control of your work life balance, my life is no longer organised around my work, my work fits around my life. 

What is one thing you’ve learnt about running your own practice?

Changing my mindset from an employee to a business owner, once I made such change in my mind, I was able to think creatively.

The key to success is belief in yourself, be an expert in your field, provide a quality service to your clients, develop a passion for your work and watch yourself excel. Once you have your skill, promote yourself to a client, continue the same process over and over and you will achieve your goals.

How has the firm changed since you joined?

gunnercooke adapts with change to improve services for partners and clients. The team are always helpful and offer support for the partners.

Recently, the firm upgraded the case management system, that is an example of how they are willing to ever improve an already impressive system that allows you to work remotely efficiently.

Numerous partners have joined the firm over the past year, which evidences that gunnercooke has an excellent reputation, and the model is a success.                                                                     

Every email to any department has a positive response, with any individual in the organisation wanting to assist you where possible. The response and kindness are genuine.

To find out more about a career with gunnercooke, please get in touch with our recruitment team.