• Carl Atkinson Commercial Lawyer

    In partnership with your business.

    Contact me to book a free consultation

  • Carl Atkinson Commercial Lawyer

    In partnership with your business.

    Contact me to book a free consultation

Services for Business

I help businesses manage and minimise legal risk associated with legal employment issues.

Services for Individuals

I advise senior executives and managers on new contracts, exists and post termination restrictions.

Media and Publications

I am happy to provide expert commentary and analysis on legal issues in relation to the workplace.

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“Carl has an exceptionally good understanding of the law but his experience goes much further than that. He is a commerically focused lawyer that has shown his ability time and time again to work with my HR teams across the business on individual cases at their sites all the way through to working with Directors on complex business projects”

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OUR TEAM

Carl Atkinson

Commercial Lawyer

I am a Commercial Lawyer with extensive experience of advising businesses and high net worth individuals upon the management and resolution of legal risk. I hold dual qualifications in the UK as a Barrister and Solicitor.

I am solution driven and commercially aware having significant in house experience in some of the largest businesses in the UK advising upon major M&A projects and HR strategy including extensive experience of working directly with business clients and HR professionals (including resourcing and ER teams), and as a member of cross functional Project Teams.

I have a particular interest in Employee Relations issues, including investigation and resolution of complex disciplinary and grievance matters, organisational change / TUPE projects, collective consultation requirements, TU and employee comms, re-deployment issues and negotiation and documenting of collective agreements.

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REVIEWS

These are recommendations from some of my many satisfied Clients.

"Carl has an exceptionally good understanding of the law but his experience goes much further than that. He is a commerically focused lawyer that has shown his ability time and time again to work with my HR teams across the business on individual cases at their sites all the way through to working with Directors on complex business projects. He has worked with me very successfully on senior level individual employment issues and very important, complicated, collective union matters affecting hundreds of employees providing detailed, knowledgeable and pragmatic guidance. Carl works at significant pace, manages a big caseload and works with the HR community at all levels very successfully. He is also proactive providing employment law updates for the HR business partners ensuring that their knowledge is up to date. He works with the team not only providing advice but also works with the team to resolve the issue. He is very good at getting to the heart of an issue and working to get the case to a resolution. I would have no hesitation in recommending Carl"
Sarah MerwoodHead of HR Manufacturing and Supply Chain UK & Ireland Nestle
"Carl was an Employment Lawyer at Asda when I was an Employment Relations and Policy Manager. He was always incredibly professional with a strong work ethic. More importantly, his work was of an excellent standard. His particular knowledge of Employment Tribunal matters and the process by which their findings and thought processes are often arrived at were invaluable when considering Employment Relations cases. In addition, Carl also was an exceptional in house lawyer in that he balanced the needs of the business with the law. He genuinely cared about people but also was not adverse to considering cases on the basis of what was right for the business and the risk this presented. I personally found him to be a huge source of knowledge and support which in turn enhanced my own professional development. I wish him all the best and know he will be a success and valuable asses in any commercial organisation.."
Stuart Rennison-PricePeople and Service Director at Virgin Care Ltd
"When the Rank Foundation needed employment advice, the services of gunnercooke in Manchester were recommended. Carl Atkinson, a Partner at gunnercooke, acted on our behalf: I greatly appreciate the timely and helpful advice, delivered with an experienced, personal touch and with no confusion as to fees or cost. Carl helped us swiftly navigate through potentially choppy waters: I commend his services most highly."
David SandersonCEO Rank Foundation

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