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Gus Baker

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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 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.

After graduating from the University of Bristol in 2011, Gus was elected the President of the University of Bristol Students’ Union, responsible for representing the interests of the institution’s 20,000 students. He was then employed as an official for a large membership organisation in the media industry, advising on employment law issues.

Gus regularly writes for various publications on legal issues and is a co-author of the latest edition of seventh edition of the Law Society’s Employment Law Handbook. He is the editor of the latest chapter in Tolley’s Employment Law Service regarding the fairness of dismissals.

Other examples of Gus’ publications include:

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. Gus recently advised and drafted legislation for a public authority in the Middle East in preparation for planned reform of jurisdiction’s statute on company law, instructed as part of team led by Andrew Spink QC and David E. Grant.

Other examples of Gus’ work include:

  • 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 in international arbitration proceedings in relation to the breach of a joint venture agreement
  • 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.

Appointments & Memberships

  • Inner Temple
  • Employment Lawyers Association

Awards

  • Exhibition Scholar, Inner Temple
  • 4 Stone Buildings Prize for Civil Litigation
  • 4 King’s Bench Walk Prize for Criminal Litigation
  • Winner of national round of the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition 2014
  • Prize winner, Financial Services Lawyers Association essay competition 2015
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