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gunnercooke LLP

Work +44 161 834 7843
London, Manchester M2, Manchester M3

North West: Finance

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

gunnercooke LLP

gunnercooke LLP acts for leading financial institutions and corporate clients across corporate banking, real estate finance, leveraged finance, asset based lending and treasury transactions. With an experienced team, led by Rob Fawke and Georgina Tripp , it handles both domestic and cross-border instructions. Real estate finance lawyer Jill Parker and Simon Baum are also recommended.

Practice head(s):Rob Fawke; Georgina Tripp

Other key lawyers:Jill Parker; Simon Baum


The banking team is unique because it comprises only of senior lawyers

The team is unique because of its accessibility - there is no hierarchy

Rob Fawke is extremely approachable, personable and helpful and he always makes time to talk through transactional issues.

Rob Fawke is very experienced, is a class act and is really top drawer; he has an excellent understanding of the wider picture of any transaction, and he is able to give clear, focused, detailed and practicable advice

Rob Fawke is very responsive, turns requests around quickly, and is commercial in his approach

Key Clients

Santander UK

AIB Group (UK)

Israel Discount Bank

Secure Trust Bank

Tradebe Environmental Services Limited/Grupo Tradebe Medio Ambiente

Delek Group

Principality Building Society

Aldermore Bank

Mizrahi Tefahot Bank

Work highlights

  • Advised AIB Group (UK) on the provision of loan facilities to Westward Capital Holdings for the purpose of financing the acquisition of Westward Care Homes, Access Housing and its subsidiaries.
  • Acted for Leeds Building Society in its capacity as issuer in relation to the issuance of £200m callable fixed rate reset notes.
  • Acted as English legal counsel for Grupo Tradebe Medio Ambiente SL and its English subsidiaries in relation to the amendment and extension of its global syndicated term loan facilities of €325m by a banking syndicate led out of Barcelona.
  • Acted for Santander UK on the provision of loan facilities to Linley & Simpson, in conjunction with a £10m investment LDC.
  • Acted for Santander UK on the restructuring of loan facilities of £19.5m to GRIF048 Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Ground Rents Income Fund).
Leading individuals

Rob Fawke - gunnercooke LLP

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North West: Human resources

Employment - ranked: tier 4

gunnercooke LLP

Joanne Tindall at gunnercooke LLP advises clients in sectors such as manufacturing and retail, as well as public sector and education providers and charitable organisations, while Simon Horsfield handles both contentious and non-contentious employment law issues.

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Pensions - ranked: tier 3

gunnercooke LLP

gunnercooke LLP's team was bolstered in 2018 by the arrival of Suresh Bhatt from Gateley Plc. Bhatt, who covers both contentious and non-contentious matters, advises employers, trustees and law firms without pensions capabilities on a broad range of issues including corporate transactions, liability management, trust documentation drafting and liaising with the Pensions Regulator. Other key team member Wyn Derbyshire has extensive experience of pensions issues that can arise during corporate transactions.

Other key lawyers:Suresh Bhatt; Wyn Derbyshire

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North West: Private client

Family - ranked: tier 4

gunnercooke LLP

gunnercooke LLP provides a 'very personal and bespoke service' to individuals with a one-on-one client focus. The firm has significant experience in complex divorce proceedings and finance matters. Practice head Roland Humphreys, who joined from Slater and Gordon in early 2018, has 'particularly well honed and sound judgement' and expertise in matrimonial finance, as well as highly complex cross-border child arrangement matters.

Practice head(s):Roland Humphreys


'A very personal, bespoke service backed up by the resources and support of a large organisation with a wide range of expertise. This flexibility enables each case to be dealt with in the way which is right for the individual client.' 

'Roland Humphreys is the most outstanding family lawyer that I have come across in over 35 years of practice. He has particular expertise in dealing with high-net-worth money cases including agricultural businesses and companies. He has a good grasp of detail but is also very commercially aware and practical.' 

'Roland Humphreys has particularly well honed and sound judgement to detect quickly and effectively the strengths and weaknesses of his client's cases. Once instructed his commitment and determination to obtain the best outcome is absolute and unwavering. His strengths are his legal knowledge and his personalised client care approach and willingness to tell his client 'how it is' throughout his engagement.'

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North West: Real estate

Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 4

gunnercooke LLP

gunnercooke LLP's 'responsive team' stands out for its 'combined knowledge, experience and professional judgement'.  Its property litigation department advises on disputes involving development sites, residential management company disputes, service charges, dilapidations, landlord and tenant issues, easements, restrictive covenants and other third-party interests.  The team was recently bolstered by the arrival of Jen Morris from Land Law LLP, who leads the team with Tom Seabrook, who is an 'excellent litigator, and is hardworking and knowledgeable'.

Practice head(s):Jen Morris; Tom Seabrook


Jen Morris gives practical advice with clarity and has the ability to quickly assess the issues and get to the points in dispute

Tom Seabrook is professional, experienced  and determined, and his tenacity and attention to detail is second to none


Key Clients

Haynes International


Simply Fresh


Aurient Management

Steamer Trading

Tesni Properties

RAM Properties

Henry Boot and associated companies

Work highlights

  • Acted for Styal Road Management Company on a claim by tenant at upmarket apartments for unreasonably withholding consent to alterations.
  • Advised Toaster in a claim against an offshore property developer and the local authority, concerning expected noise and nuisance from a proposed redevelopment in central London.
  • Defended well-known retail chain Steamer Trading on a claim brought against it as a former tenant, under authorised guarantee agreement for rent, rates and dilapidations.
  • Acted for Haynes International on a claim against a neighbouring occupier relating to excessive use of right of way across the client’s land.
  • Defended GK Investments in a claim brought by a local authority landlord.

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