Partner seeking flexible work life balance | leading national challenger law firm


gunnercooke is one of the leading national challenger law firms in the UK which has a strong core of solicitors from magic circle, international and national law firms prospering within their flexible model. The firm provides a wide range of corporate, commercial and private client legal services to businesses, financial institutions and High Net Worths. Many of the firm’s solicitors are award-winning legal 500 and Chambers & Partners ranked. We are keen to speak to senior solicitors who wish to enjoy the freedom of working collaboratively and flexibly amongst fellow experienced peers within a high quality brand.

gunnercooke is breaking the mould and is offering an environment which actively promotes flexible working and freedom, accommodating lawyers who perhaps seek to spend quality time with their families but who are also ambitious and want to advance their careers. Lawyers that have joined continue to demonstrate here that career advancement is of course possible! The most recent and notable appointment has seen a legal 500 and Chambers & Partners ranked family partner of a leading national law firm joining to start up the firm’s family offering. We are seeking like-minded lawyers with the appetite and ambition to change the way that legal services are delivered to their clients.

The role

As part of our defined growth strategy, we are particularly keen to speak with senior lawyers (partners or senior associate level), who would enjoy working in a way that gives them freedom, flexibility and ultimately, enable them to build stronger relationships with their clients. The model is centered around being regarded by clients as trusted advisors; lawyers who work collaboratively with their clients and advise with the authority of experience. Our clients told us that hourly billing and time recording did the opposite – so we removed it. gunnercooke works with clients on a solely fixed fee basis.


We are incredibly proud and protective of our culture - we are challenging, improving and evolving the way that legal services are delivered, and we doing it by building an environment for lawyers to both deliver great service to clients, and achieve personal happiness. At gunnercooke, we are seeking to build a working environment that suits how you want to work. We have and will continue to evolve a world-class support sphere. We don’t set out to change people, only how they operate. To create a culture that inspires people to give all they have, to give simply because they love where they work.

The candidate

They are looking for people who have the ability to take a step up, take control of their own destiny and redefine an industry. Technical balance is a must, but here you also have an entrepreneurial instinct and be able to network, build and sustain client relationships.

Key technical attributes:

  • At least 10,000 hours practising experience in a leading law firm (national or international) however those from law firms outside of this are of course still encouraged to apply;
  • Business plan which can demonstrate a minimum billing capacity of £150k per annum;
  • Entrepreneurial flair and commerciality;
  • Passion for brilliant client service; and
  • Ambitious, looking to grow a practice and leave a legacy.

How to apply

For a discussion in confidence, please the Apply button or contact Ash Hossain on or Rob Foster on