Gross & Co is a full-service law firm with a strong reputation for providing effective and practical legal advice to clients.
The firm: Gross & Co traces its origins to 1848, when Woolnough Gross was admitted as a solicitor. The firm became Gross & Son, and went through several further changes before it became Gross & Co in 1965. Since then the firm has grown to be an established, client-focused company.
Much of Gross & Co’s business derives from existing clients, by recommendations from existing clients to their friends, family and colleagues. The firm’s lawyers offer the best available independent legal advice at reasonable cost. Its reputation has attracted private and business cliets from throughout the UK, and from more than 50 countries worldwide.
Based in East Anglia, Gross & Co’s local clients are important to it, and the firm is an active part of the community. It has been associated with the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds for well over a decade.
Types of work undertaken:
Immigration: Gross & Co offers a comprehensive service to British-based businesses wishing to employ foreign nationals, to foreign businesses and entrepreneurs wishing to set up in the UK, and to private individuals and families wishing to live in the UK. The firm provides all necessary advice to employers wishing to apply for a sponsors licence, all compliance checks to ensure that the employer does not employ any illegal workers and maintains documentation to prove this, and all assistance with obtaining of Sponsorship Certificates and Tier 2 visas for employees;
Family: the offers a full service of family and matrimonial services including; divorce and separation; collaborative law; financial issues arising on divorce or separation; problems concerning children; living together agreements; issues between unmarried couples; pre-marital and pre-civil partnership agreements; dissolution of civil partnerships; applications by grandparents for contact or residence of grandchildren; injunctions for married or unmarried couples; advice regarding parental loans; and declarations of no impediment.
Wills, trusts and probate: the firm offers a full range of services to private clients, including inheritance tax planning, trusts, powers of attorney, court of protection deputyships and administration of estates.
Property: the firm’s residential property department has comprehensive experience in handling purchases and sales of freehold/leasehold properties for clients in East Anglia, and all over England and Wales. It deals with transfers of equity; overage agreements; option agreements; secured lending; deeds of easement; enfranchisement; drafting and interpretation of property documents; and landlord consents. The commercial property team has extensive experience acting for clients across all aspects of commercial real estate ownership, financing and on Landlord and Tenant issues. Advising clients on the purchase and sale of commercial land and property; including on overage and clawback issues, and real estate financing. We work with investment and commercial banks, institutional lenders, insurance companies, private equity, pension funds and other lenders.
Company commercial: the firm’s commercial law team has a wealth of experience offering legal advice on issues of importance to businesses, including joint venture agreements; outsourcing; intellectual property licensing; company formation; partnership agreements and LLP agreements; supply agreements – agency distribution and licensing; banking and security; company and business sales and purchases; and business immigration. The team has wide experience of advising a variety of clients on an extensive range of commercial contract arrangements, including agency and distribution agreements; collaboration agreements; research and development agreements; supply of goods and services; terms, conditions and trading agreements; franchising; web hosting and e-commerce; outsourcing; manufacturing agreements; and procurement contracts and projects.
Charities: Gross & Co has in-depth experience in legal and business advisory issues, such as setting up a charity; negotiating funding agreements; clarifying trustee duties; and offering advice regarding insurance, and many other areas.
Japanese department: solicitor Naomi Ogo provides help for English legal matters in the Japanese language, providing a customised service to Japanese clients.