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Gus joined Chambers after the successful completion of his pupillage in 2015 and has a broad practice focusing on employment, commercial and regulatory disputes. Gus regularly represents clients in courts and tribunals at all levels and has appeared in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal as well as in various County Courts, Employment Tribunals and Crown Courts.
Gus graduated from the University of Bristol in 2011 and completed his GDL and BPTC at the University of Law (previously the College of Law), where he was awarded an LLB with First Class Honours.
In 2014 Gus won the Incorporated Council Law Reporting (ICLR) National Moot competition and was part of the team which finished first in the national rounds of the Telders Memorial Public International Law Moot competition. In 2015 he was awarded a prize by the Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA) for his essay on financial services regulation.
Gus regularly provides training and CPD sessions for leading firms. He is a co-author of the latest edition of the Law Society’s Employment Law Handbook. He is the editor of the chapter in Tolley’s Employment Law Service regarding the fairness of dismissals.
Other examples of Gus’ publications include:
- Unlawful fees & Out of time claims (New Law Journal, September 2017)
- The negligent night shift: can employers be found liable for illnesses caused by excessive night work? (Journal of Personal Injury Law; J.P.I.L. 88, July 2017)
- Night Workers and Negligence: Do Nightshifts Cause Disease and When Are Employers Liable? (PI Brief Update Law Journal, July 2017)
- Litigants anonymous: the tribunal database and anonymity (ELA Briefing, 1 May 2017)
- Windle and workers (ELA Briefing, 1 August 2016)
Commercial & Chancery
Gus is building a broad commercial practice and is able to advise and provide representation in relation to pensions, financial services, and general commercial matters.
Recent examples of Gus’ work include:
- being instructed, led by Andrew Spink QC, to advise and draft legislation for a public authority in the Middle East in preparation for planned reform of jurisdiction’s statute on company law;
- being instructed, unled, in a matter relating to the insolvency of one of the last remaining deep coal mines in the UK, Hatfield Colliery;
- being instructed to advise on issues relating to agency and apparent authority in proceedings against a global law firm;
- being instructed as part of a junior counsel team in international arbitration proceedings in relation to the breach of a joint venture agreement;
- representing Defendants in breach of contract and claims under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 in the County Court;
- being instructed to attend court on behalf of a major bank in a complex case relating to manipulation of the dollar Libor rate, assisting Michael Bowes QC;
- advising on Part 36 offers in cases concerning breaches of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and the enforceability of agreements, assisting David E Grant;
- assisting Benjimin Burgher in a case concerning expulsion from an LLP agreement and the express duty of good faith.
Gus regularly provides advice on disclosure and privilege issues in large commercial cases as part of a team of junior counsel.
Appointments & Memberships
- Industrial Law Society
- Employment Lawyers Association
- Health and Safety Lawyers Association
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