Entrepreneurial Junior Partner | leading national Challenger law firm


gunnercooke is one of the UK’s fastest growing challenger law firms, providing a wide range of corporate and commercial legal services to businesses, banks and financial institutions.

The firm which was founded with the vision to challenge improve and evolve the way legal services are delivered to businesses. Since its inception 6 years ago, the firm has built an exceptional infrastructure and has witnessed considerable growth with many senior associates and partners have joined from magic circle, international and national law firms. Our aim is to attract the best lawyers to join us and set a new precedent for client service.

gunnercooke enables Partners to significantly increase their earnings with its entrepreneurial focus. There is a significant emphasis of servicing clients’ needs without the restraints of a traditional law firm model. 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. The business model is both exciting and ambitious which has continuously attracted high calibre partners to offer legal services in a way that is genuinely different and is designed to benefits clients’ needs.

The role

As part of their defined growth strategy, we are seeking ambitious senior associates and partners who wish to enjoy the freedom of working collaboratively amongst fellow experienced peers within a high quality brand. Our innovative model allows you to work in a way to maximise your ability to significantly increase your earnings by providing you with you freedom and flexibility to service your client base which in turn will enable you to develop stronger relationships with them.


We are incredibly proud and protective of our culture. The collegiate working environment and the buzz within the offices are testament to this. We actively promote a healthy working environment with emphasis on flexible working. Regular Partner lunches and socials are held to encourage internal networking and develop friendships and relationships firm wide. 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, maximise their earnings and achieve personal happiness.

The candidate

We 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 delivering high quality client service; and
  • Ambitious, looking to grow a practice and leave a legacy.

How to apply

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