A multi-disciplinary practice

gunnercooke brings together experienced lawyers across all corporate and commercial disciplines. And we’re always looking to increase the breadth of our expertise – wherever your knowledge lies.
Our internal network comprises experts in every field and sector, meaning there’s always someone you can call upon for help. Our sector expertise includes transport, charity, sport, retail, energy, hospitality, equestrian, environmental, construction, and the creative industries.

Here’s some more information on our main practice areas:

Banking and Finance

Our Banking & Finance team advise lenders, financial institutions and investors on a wide breadth of financial matters. Your commercial skills and ability to keep up to date with the market, mean you can provide timely and effective advice for your clients.

Competition and Antitrust

A growing area of law that is becoming more and more important in the current business climate, antitrust lawyers are effective at identifying and dealing with the risks associated with competition law.

Corporate and Commercial

Corporate & Commercial lawyers understand the realities of business. They are best in class negotiators, problem solvers and strategic thinkers. You might even have spent time in a commercial environment. So when it comes to negotiating on your clients’ behalf, you do so from a position of real authority – blending commerciality with genuine legal expertise.​

Dispute Resolution

Our litigation team work closely with our clients to minimise the impact of disputes on their businesses. Our lawyers are passionate that litigation should be a last resort. Achieving a commercial solution and, in particular, mediation, is a big part of our culture.

Employment & Pensions

Employment lawyers understand that even the biggest people projects need an individual approach. Calm, professional, and discrete, you’ll give expert commercial advice that helps your clients manage their workforce and comply with their legal obligations, taking the emotion out of difficult people decisions.

Financial Services & FinTech

In the rapidly changing landscape of financial services, FinTech and crypto experts keep up to date with the evolving trends and innovations in the market. Lawyers advise financial platforms, networks, brokers and developers on the wide range of complex issues relating to regulation and innovation.

International desks

With technology increasing the flow and access of information, the world is becoming more connected. And when you consider the ever-shifting political landscape, your skills as an international lawyer are more important than ever. Many of our lawyers have extensive experience internationally and work across multiple jurisdictions.

Intellectual Property

Today’s intellectual property law is about innovation. Advising on everything from launching a brand-new product to protecting a global heritage brand, an intellectual property lawyer has a creative and innovative mind. gunnercooke lawyers help clients understand the full commercial impact of IP matters and the way others use their brand, assessing potential areas of risk and enforcing protection.

Private Client and Family

In practising private client law, you understand that your emotional expertise is just as important as your legal expertise. It’s our job to guide your clients through the whole spectrum of life’s experiences, taking time to understand their needs and provide them and their families with the best possible advice.

Real Estate

In real estate, it’s important that your clients feel confident and at ease – that their transactions are in safe hands. So whether they’re developers, traders, corporate occupiers, investors, investment funds or lenders, you’ll be adept at understanding their objectives and acting as a trusted advisor.

Restructuring and Insolvency

Restructuring & Insolvency lawyers are there for their clients during challenging times. They are confident at making tough decisions, speaking in straightforward language to communicate complex issues, and providing commercial and practical solutions to problems for businesses.


As a tax lawyer, you’ll be keen-eyed and proactive. You’ll have an eye on new legislation and developments in the tax field, always keeping your clients informed. You’ll read between the lines, identifying the best structure for your clients’ strategic deals and spotting potential issues before they occur.

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