What is Gunnercooke? Very often I get asked this question by clients and contacts. They have heard that we are a diffent law firm to the standard, traditional and rigid law firms. However they do not know what makes the difference between us and other law firms.
See above an interesting video made by The Telegraph on our law firm Gunnercooke LLP which explains the ethos of the firm. It summarises quite well who we are, what we do and what we are aiming to achieve. You will note that our priority is client service. We believe that by focusing on clients, the rest (the financials, the success, the reputation) will follow eventually.
Interestingly, Gunnercooke LLP celebrated its annual symposium last week in Oxford where around 100 plus lawyers gathered to talk about the trajectory of the firm and listened to excellent speakers who talked about various subjects from business development to client quality service and even how to be happy! It was a good opportunity for lawyers from different departments to talk about what they are doing and the future of the legal profession.
It was also positive for us, the Spanish lawyers at Gunnercooke, to discuss burning subjects of today with other lawyers such as Brexit, the economy and how this could affect our clients and their interest in Spain.
A wonderful and enriching experience that we are eager to repeat next year. Specially in such a historic (and magical!) place as the Oxford College!!
Antonio Guillén and Claudia Font, Spanish lawyers at Gunnercooke LLP, at the annual Gala at the Oxford College.
From left to right: Virginia Moreno, Claudia Font, Jesus Torre, Mariluz Simal, Antonio Guillén and Angel Miguelez.
The Spanish Desk from Gunnercooke attended last night the opening of the FESTEJAR festival in Manchester. It is the third edition of a Spanish festival in which, for four days (from the 1st the the 4th of September), visitors will be able to enjoy live music, food and drinks with the greatest “Iberian” atmosphere.
The festival brands itself as one with a “Spanish soul with a Manchester heart”, and we could not agree more.
As Antonio Guillen, Honorary Consul for Spain in Manchester, stated, he “really enjoyed the two previous editions of the festival, where Spanish food, music and drinks took over Albert’s square in a very civilised, tolerant and vibrant event”.
The festival gives us all the opportunity to check the good relations that exist between British and Spanish people, in such an international city as Manchester.
Giving the atmosphere that surrounded the opening last night, there is no doubt that the third edition is going to be probably even better than the two previous ones.
If possible, clear your schedule for this weekend and join us at FESTEJAR!
The Spanish desk from Gunnercooke LLP attended last night the soft opening of Tapeo Restaurant in Manchester.
Tapeo is the latest Spanish Restaurant to be opened in the busiest area of Manchester City Centre. Fully owned by Spanish owners and managed by couple Nacho Garcia and Natalia Esquerdo, the restaurant has a very high chance of becoming the new place to go for Spanish food in Manchester.
From a legal and business point of view, it is very inspiring to see Spanish theme businesses opening in the City Centre. Tapeo follows the opening of recent Spanish theme restaurants such as La Bandera, Iberica, Lunya and El Gato Negro. Having such a wide variety of Spanish food in town (and with the recent sunnier weather) who longer needs to go to Spain for authentic Spanish food?
See below press release from Manchester Evening News.
CONSULADO HONORARIO DE ESPAÑA EN MANCHESTER
Antonio Guillen Hederich is the Honorary Consul for Spain in Manchester since June 2013.
An Honorary Consul is a person who voluntarily provides help assuming the functions that the General Consulate delegates on him. In the case of Antonio, his functions depend on the General Consulate of Spain in Edinburgh.
In the UK there are two General Consulates, one in Edinburgh and one in London.
Antonio’s area of jurisdiction is North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester and his main tasks are to help with the first passports and passports renewals of Spanish children in the mentioned area that are less than 12 years old. For that, he gives faith that he has seen the minor and the parents stamping and signing the corresponding forms and he checks that the documentation is ready to be sent in a special delivery to the Consulate in Edinburgh that will process the passports.
Antonio also can assist in certain circumstances with the NIE applications (Número de Identifidad Extranjero) for those British individuals that need a tax identification number for any official transaction in Spain.
The Honorary Consulate is located in the building of gunnercooke LLP law firm in Manchester.
As well as the Honorary Consul, Antonio is a dual qualified Spanish lawyer and English solicitor working for law firm gunnercooke LLP. Together with his usual Notary Public, Antonio can prepare powers of attorney and wills for Spain as well as advise on Anglo-Spanish matters.
For further information, please contact Antonio Guillen on 07872 808 598.
Picture: Antonio Guillen and Patricia Roldan in a recent consular event.