Gareth is a Barrister in London and Attorney and Counselor-at-law of the State of New York. As a lawyer he practises in most areas of civil and commercial litigation and Employment law, regularly undertaking advisory work whilst maintaining a busy court practice.
Additionally, Gareth is currently one of only around one hundred self-employed
barristers authorised by the Bar Standards Board to conduct litigation in England and Wales, meaning that his clients have access to a broader legal practice.
He often appears as sole advocate in a variety of courts and tribunals, including the County Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and employment tribunals.
Gareth has full rights of audience as an advocate and rights to conduct litigation in all courts in England and Wales, upto and including the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. He also has rights of audience in the General Court (of the European Union), the European Court of Justice and New York State courts.
His first degree is in Law. Whilst reading Law, he further studied German Law to
be awarded a Bachelors in European Law with Honours. Having then come top of his year for his Masters, he won first prize in his Masters in European Business Law degree (which he undertook in The
Netherlands). His Masters was taught by leading academics and practitioners in the EU, including the current President of the European Court of Justice. Gareth also obtained the highest marks amongst
non-native German speakers for his Diploma in German Law. He subsequently went on to gain a very competent in his Bar Finals at Inns of Court School of Law, in addition to his Lincoln’s Inn
Over the years he has worked with German law professors by researching and advising on German law (including the conflict of laws) and as a language editor for the practitioner work Competition Law in the EU, its Member States and Switzerland (2000 et seq., Kluwer Law International).
Gareth’s commercial experience has included negotiation, mediations, employment disputes and various forms of corporate financing. He has widespread experience in dealing with particularly acrimonious commercial disputes and is highly regarded for his ability to bring a level-headed perspective to negotiations and resolve disputes on highly favourable terms to his clients.
His clients range from individuals and small businesses to larger international and domestic financial institutions and insurers, including FTSE 100, Fortune 500 and UK, EU and US startup companies, as well as liquidators and administrators.
Since he started out in practice as a lawyer Gareth has also assisted in the writing of:
Gareth is a Hardwicke Entrance and Walter Wigglesworth Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn.
He is also a member of the Free Representation Unit, providing pro bono legal assistance.
Gareth also devotes time to various charitable matters and sits as trustee on International non-profit organisations and foundations.
Gareth has broad experience of and takes instructions in England and Wales
He frequently practises in, and is therefore particularly able to advise on and
be instructed to appear in court in, the following areas:
Gareth has worked upon many cases and deals over the years. A few of these include:
Over the past 16 years Gareth also has experience of working with and is available to work as a junior to Silks or other senior practitioners. He has worked as part of the advocacy team on complex legal trials in the Commercial Court with leading QCs, in addition to high value appeals in the Court of Appeal.
Instructions from Overseas
Gareth has a Diploma in German law from the University of Bayreuth in Bavaria (one of the top German law faculties) and is able to advise on civil aspects of German law and the private international law of both England and Germany. He is able to take instructions in German, French, Spanish and Dutch and is frequently instructed to give advice to overseas clients, including on cross-border transactions.
US-based clients can instruct Gareth under his New York State law license or in his capacity as a Barrister and Litigator in England and Wales. Please ask for further information.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals v Munur and anr.  EWHC 199 (Admin);  All ER (D) 05 (Jan); (2008) ACD 42; (2008) 172 JPN 403l (2008) 105(4) LSG 24; powers of confiscation under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
Bar European Group
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Gareth has been a part-time Visiting Lecturer in law at the University of Westminster in London.
For full details on Gareth's practice, both in relation to his qualifications as a barrister and attorney and regarding fees, please email using the link below or speak to anyone on the administration team.
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