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Carl Atkinson

gunnercooke LLP


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About Carl

I have extensive experience across a wide spectrum of contentious and non-contentious commercial project and employment policy work. My varied expertise incorporates executive service and severance agreements, restructuring projects and TUPE transfers relating to M&A transactions and joint ventures; employee consultations; recruitment and redundancies; HR policies and procedures. Client testimonials include: “Carl's greatest strength is his ability to understand your requirement and then to explain how it can be delivered. Whilst he is very clear on the law and its constraints he sees these as barriers to be overcome rather than barriers to delivering the desired outcome. Overall he is a consumate professional who has delivered results time and time again.” Gary Walsh, CEO Mezzan Holding Company “I have worked with Carl for a couple of years. He has been during that time an integral part of the business. As you would expect, Carl has an exceptionally good understanding of the law but his experience goes much further than that. He is a commerically focused lawyer that has shown his ability time and time again to work with my HR teams across the business on individual cases at their sites all the way through to working with Directors on complex business projects. He has worked with me very successfully on senior level individual employment issues and very important, complicated, collective union matters affecting hundreds of employees providing detailed, knowledgeable and pragmatic guidance.” Sarah Merwood, Head of HR, Manufacturing UK and Ireland, Nestle

About their firm

gunnercooke is an award-winning corporate and commercial law firm founded to challenge, improve and evolve the way legal services are delivered to businesses.

We were established in September 2010 and in December 2015 reached over 100 partners, operating nationally from offices in London and Manchester.

The firm has won over 20 national and international awards for innovation and service and were recently shortlisted for UK law firm of the year at The British Legal awards.

We believe in being different and our main differentiating factors are:

Certainty over fees – We scope all matters in detail and provide clients with a fixed, certain cost wherever possible.

Certainty over seniority – We are a partner only model. All partners join us having spent at least 10 years at leading national and international firms or in business.

Certainty over innovation - We are committed to constantly improving the way that we work with clients. We will continue to invest in technology and training to ensure that our offering remains innovative and in-line with the progress of clients’ businesses.

These elements allow us to provide real value for money with brilliant client service at the heart of our offering.

For more information on how we stand out from other firms please view our short presentation at


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by Kathryn (SME) on 21 Sep, 2016

Carl was very thorough and provided a long consultation call with advice even prior to us appointing him for the work. We discussed through the requirements and together refined the scope of the project. All of our needs (Data Protection / Privacy Policy review) were met and clearly communicated.

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by Keith on 19 Jan, 2016

Carl has a very pragmatic and reassuring Style and appears to be on top of his game. He attempts to take the tension and trauma away from this issues and plans everything in detail of the game plan and the expected outcomes We are still progressing on a Case so it would be good to review again.