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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:

Personal Injury

Gus is an experienced advocate in personal injury matters and regularly advises on both liability and quantum in fast track and multi track cases. Recent examples of Gus’ work include:

  • Successfully representing the claimant and securing damages of over £67,000 in a multi-track trial in front of Master Davison, sitting as a recorder of the Plymouth County Court
  • Being led by, and assisting, Sarah Crowther in the case of Pickard v Marshall & Ors [2017] EWCA Civ 17, which concerned the correct approach to the application of Article 4 of the Rome II Regulation (864/2007) in relation to a fatal accident in France
  • Acting for an NHS trust in a multi-track case involving occupational injuries and applications for relief from sanctions
  • Regularly appearing in CMCs and CCMCs in both the County Court and the High Court for claimants and defendants.

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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