He is recommended by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners:
“A junior who makes complex arguments with ease, and always comes up with creative solutions – a lateral thinker.” – Legal 500
“Gus excels in client service and vision, not only wanting to get a result for the client but to take the matter forward and add value wherever possible. He is more than capable on his feet and not scared to take on a challenge with his persuasive knack.” – Chambers and Partners
Gus acts for primarily acts for corporates but also regularly accepts instructions from senior executives, charities, trustees, and other individuals.
Gus has extensive experience in handling employment cases in the High Court, Employment Tribunal, and in appellate proceedings. Gus’ expertise covers a wide range of matters, including commercial employee competition and business protection disputes, whistleblowing and discrimination claims. Gus is frequently engaged to represent clients in cases that are exceptionally sensitive, or involve substantial sums.
Gus’ clients include Premier League football clubs, FTSE 100 companies and high net worth individuals occupying senior management roles. Gus is experienced at conducting internal investigations and advising on difficult decisions in relation to disciplinary action (both an employment and regulatory context) on behalf of organisations.
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Gus Baker is an experienced pensions barrister who is frequently instructed in significant claims of high value and sensitivity.
Gus acts for trustees, employers, defendant solicitors and administrators in part 8 claims, professional negligence proceedings, and applications for rectification.
Recent cases include acting for a representative beneficiary in a large Part 8 Claim, advising (unled) employers of a scheme in relation to various mistakes in historic deeds and various work bringing and resisting claims on behalf of scheme members in connection with negligent mistakes and representations made by employers and administrators.
Gus has a broad commercial disputes practice which often have an international dimension. He is frequently instructed in high-value commercial disputes ranging from breach of contract, fraud, misrepresentation, business, insolvency, finance, joint venture, shareholder, and matters involving force majeure and illegality across multiple sectors.
He is also regularly instructed on multi-million-pound international arbitration matters with experience under the LCIA and UNCITRAL rules.
More widely, Gus frequently acts in cases in which urgent injunctive relief is sought against individuals and businesses in relation to confidential information, these cases often require counsel to work at speed to secure urgent injunctions.
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Gus is regularly instructed in professional negligence claims often involving those against solicitors, surveyors and pensions professionals including scheme administrators (acting both for claimant trustees and defendant solicitors)
Gus was recently instructed on behalf of the claimants (led by Patrick Lawrence QC and David E. Grant) in a five-week, high value, multi-party professional negligence claim against a pension scheme administrator, a firm of solicitors and a silk in a claim arising out of the decision of Newey J in Gleeds Retirement Benefits Scheme  EWHC 1178. The claim resolved on the first day of trial.
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Gus is regularly instructed in financial services litigation, acting both for and against banks. Gus has particular expertise in mis selling claims and is the co-author of the chapter of Butterworths Financial Regulation Service dealing with the FCA’s Conduct of Business Sourcebook.
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Gus is able to combine his knowledge of pensions and employment law with his experience in financial services litigation. He is the author of a recent article in the New Law Journal concerning pensions mis selling and the COBS rules (here).
Gus is experienced at representing corporate defendants in the Crown Court and Magistrates Courts in relation to health and safety and environmental law matters. He is a member of the Health and Safety Lawyers Association (‘HSLA’) and is able to draw on his experience in employment and personal injury law to assist clients facing regulatory prosecutions relating to accidents at work.
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"Gus is an excellent, well-rounded lawyer and a brilliant client communicator."; "Gus always manages to pull surprising results out of the bag."; "Gus excels in client service and vision, not only wanting to get a result for the client but to take the matter forward and add value wherever possible. He is more than capable on his feet and not scared to take on a challenge with his persuasive knack."
Employment, Chambers & Partners 2024
'A junior who makes complex arguments with ease, and always comes up with creative solutions - a lateral thinker.'
Employment, Legal 500, 2024
“His advocacy is excellent: he has the skill to craft persuasive submissions succinctly, which judges love.”
Employment, Chambers and Partners 2023
"Very knowledgeable in employment law, and able to make submissions to tribunals simply and persuasively."
Employment, Legal 500 2023
"Very personable, helpful and clearly on top of the papers. He steers the proceedings from start to finish, and his initial advice is spot on."
Employment, Legal 500 2022
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