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Gus’ practice focuses on employment, pensions, commercial litigation, professional negligence and financial services disputes.
He is regularly instructed to advise and represent 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’ clients include FTSE 100 companies, senior executives, NHS trusts, major banks and individuals.
Gus regularly provides training and CPD sessions for leading firms. He is the co-author of the chapters of Butterworths Financial Regulation Service dealing with the FCA’s Conduct of Business Sourcebook. Gus is also the co-author of the latest edition of the Law Society’s Employment Law Handbook and is the editor of the chapter in Tolley’s Employment Law Service regarding the fairness of dismissals.
Pensions & Trusts
Gus has been instructed, and assisted other members of Chambers, in numerous cases relating to pensions law. He has a particular interest in professional negligence claims and the intersection between employment and pensions law.
Gus was recently instructed on behalf of the claimants (led by Patrick Lawrence QC and David E. Grant) in a five-week multi-party professional negligence claim against a scheme administrator, a law firm and a silk in a claim arising out of the decision of Newey J. in Gleeds Retirement Benefits Scheme  EWHC 1178.
Examples of Gus’ work include:
- acting in a claim, led by Andrew Short QC, concerning whether pay increases in a large scheme were pensionable;
- advising on whether an interim payment application was available in multi-party professional negligence proceedings;
- assisting David E. Grant in advising and drafting pleadings in a variety of High Court matters concerning rectification of pension deeds and appeals to the High Court from the Pensions Ombudsman;
- advising on various issues concerning a scheme administrator’s failure to equalise benefits;
- being instructed (led by Nick Stallworthy QC and James Rickards) in a case concerning the rectification of a deed;
- assisting Andrew Short QC in a case concerning the doctrine of res judicata and the Pensions Ombudsman.
Appointments & Memberships
- Association of Pensions Lawyers
- Industrial Law Society
- Employment Lawyers Association
- Health and Safety Lawyers Association
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Areas of Law
- International Organisations
- Commercial & Chancery
- Employment & Discrimination
- Health, Safety & Environment
- Pensions & Trusts
- Personal Injury
- Financial Services
- Professional Negligence