I have over 16 years specialist experience in employment law, acting for businesses and senior individuals. I'm motivated by achieving excellent results for my clients and the desire to build strong client relationships is at the forefront of everything I do.
My experience includes acting for a wide range of different clients including senior employees and directors, SMEs, start ups, national companies and public sector organisations.
I advise on all employment related issues, including contracts policies, disciplinary and grievances, ill health and performance, discrimination and disputes. Particular areas of expertise include TUPE, transactional work, large scale restructurings, senior exits and restrictive covenant disputes. I am also an experienced in litigating before the employment tribunals.
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 http://gunnercooke.com/about-us/
Jo is great to work with. She is friendly, efficient and effective. She has provided good quality legal advice, on budget and to time and has introduced us to external counsel who have been equally high quality. I would recommend Jo to any business which needs hands on and practical advice at an appropriate cost.
Jo has been great. Very responsive and the advice provided has been of a high quality. Jo always provides advice that is succinct, pragmatic and very easy to understand and apply. The service provided is good value for money and we very much appreciate the upfront clarity and transparency over costs. As a small, not for profit this is an important consideration for us
Jo provides a very flexible service. She responds promptly to queries and takes a pragmatic approach to resolving issues.
Jo provides common sense solutions without the legal mumbo-jumbo. Even though I sometimes don't like what I'm hearing, her advice is always succinct, legally sound and always correct.......She is my employment matters safety net. Great work Jo. Mark
Very clear in the approach to quickly grasping the key issues , agreeing an approach to sensible resolution and as a consequence a very favourable outcome which was significantly better than initially expected from the outset.
Jo is a delight to work with and never lets me down. She is responsive, knowledgeable and offers practical advice and support. I highly recommend her.
Jo has looked after our legal needs in HR for several years. She has been invaluable, helping us successfully navigate several challenging situations. She provides knowledgeable, friendly and pragmatic advice, and has been very cost effective. Highly recommended.