Extensive back office support that frees you up to practise law
We provide the network, the support services, the technology and the facilities to let you do what you do best. No longer will you take up valuable time on admin. No longer will you watch hours disappear off the clock while you’re in meetings that do nothing for your clients and leave you with the same amount of work to do in even less time.
At gunnercooke, you’re not another employee in a long list of employees who need assistance. In the same way that you want to give your clients the best possible advice, our colleagues in gcTrust and gcAssociates want to give you the best possible service – freeing you up to carry out high-quality legal work.
gunnercooke gives me the opportunity to run my practice my way without the burdens of having to manage cash flow and deal with administration and compliance, which are seamlessly taken care of.
Support and ancillary services
Our services to lawyers are provided by our central support team, gcTrust:
IT and systems
Marketing and business development
Finance and credit control
Training and development
Office and hot desking facilities
Partner services (post, stationery etc.)
Offered on a pay-as-you-use basis, our ancillary services bring you skilled staff from our preferred network, all vetted and available the same day as requested:
• Junior legal support from lawyers with 3-8 years’ PQE, from gcAssociates
• Legal secretaries
• Accounting support
• Pensions advice
• Health cover
By stripping away the ‘dead time’ involved in unnecessary meetings, admin and the politics of a traditional firm, the gunnercooke model allows you to focus your attentions on providing a more bespoke service to your clients, whilst winning time back for yourself too.
We understand that as lawyers, we’re not trained to take risks. We’re trained to conform. We work within the security and structure of the corporate safety net. We know that breaking free of those shackles and going it alone can be a daunting prospect.
So we’re here to support you in the transition, providing expert legal coaching and running a host of mentoring and development events to ensure you keep growing. These include training sessions that focus on you not as a lawyer, but as a businessperson, helping you with everything from planning to pricing. Plus, from 2019, every new gunnercooke lawyer will have their own personal business coach.
We work with you to set your own targets and then help you to achieve them. But these are your targets and your targets alone. At gunnercooke, we do not set targets for our lawyers. Self-discipline is essential. We give you the support you need. The rest is up to you.