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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)
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  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
- Industrial Law Society
- Employment Lawyers Association
- Health and Safety Lawyers Association
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Areas of Law
- Commercial & Chancery
- Employment & Discrimination
- Health, Safety & Environment
- Pensions & Trusts
- Personal Injury