Gareth is a Barrister in London and Attorney and Counselor-at-law both in the State of New York and in Washington, D.C.. 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, New York State courts, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
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 engaged with German law professors by advising on the conflict of laws with English and German law.
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, family offices as well as liquidators and administrators.
Gareth is regularly instructed by prominent and world-renowned artists in the
music entertainment industry in relation to his music law and entertainment practice.
Gareth is a Hardwicke Entrance and Walter Wigglesworth Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn.
He also provides pro bono legal assistance in certain situations.
Gareth has, over many years, also devoted 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 20 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 or District of Columbia law license or in his capacity as a Barrister and Litigator in England and Wales. Please ask for further information.
Significant reported cases include:
Punjab National Bank (International) Limited v Techtrek India Ltd. & ors  EWHC 539 (Ch);  All ER (D) 123 (Mar); 3 WLUK 221; evidential burden of proof in summary judgment applications; compliance with paragraph 18 of Practice Direction 32 of the CPR
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals v Munur and anr.  EWHC 199 (Admin);  All ER (D) 05 (Jan);  LLR 411; (2008) ACD 42; (2008) 172 JPN 403; (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
The District of Columbia Bar
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