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Global Guide 2022
UK Dispute Resolution: Commercial
5
Band 5

5 Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

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Dispute Resolution: Commercial - UK
5
Band 5

Gatehouse Chambers is home to talented silks and juniors who are regularly sought out for both domestic and cross-border matters, and have appeared in cases stretching as far afield as the Middle East and the Caribbean. Well known for their capabilities in dispute resolution, members at the set make regular appearances before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. The barristers have recently handled complex cases such as the huge SKAT litigation, and Pakistan International Airlines v Times Travel, a dispute in which the key issue was the question of whether there exists in English law the doctrine of 'lawful act duress'. Barristers at Gatehouse Chambers are described as "bright, diligent and meticulous in their work."

Client service

"The clerks are very responsive and helpful." "The clerks are very friendly, happy to negotiate on fees and good at dealing with tight time frames and getting the right counsel." "Its a fantastic, down-to-earth set. The clerks are always available and willing to help." Practice director Richard Sumarno and practice managers Amy McClean, Adam Blades and Charlotte Hogg are key contacts for commercial disputes. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Gatehouse Chambers has provided its clients with a wealth of online content, including webinars and the Gatehouse #Brew discussions.

Notable Practitioners

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David Lewis KC KC
5
Band 5

"Builds strong relationships with clients and provides pragmatic advice."

Represented five defendants in La Cotte Consulting Ltd v Sovereign Steel (a partnership) defending claims of fraud, mistake, restitution, unlawful means conspiracy, procuring breach of contract and breach of contract.

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PJ Kirby KC
5
Band 5

"Bright and user-friendly." "He's a fine and diligent advocate, who is a pleasure to work with."

Represented the Road Haulage Association before the Competition Appeal Tribunal on various costs and funding issues.

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Emily Betts
5
Band 5

"Really strong and hard-working, she is personable, likeable and really smart."

Appeared in Hassenfeld v (1) Lloyds Bank Plc, (2) Barclays Bank UK Plc, (3) HSBC UK Bank Plc, acting for Mr and Mrs Hassenfeld, two high net worth US citizens, in relation to an application for a Norwich Pharmacal order against three UK-registered banks.

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Charles Raffin
4
Band 4

"Well organised, incredibly user-friendly, very bright, and someone with good attention to detail. He is very good on his feet and so meticulous in preparing for a case; he really has every angle covered."

Has acted for a number of years for the All England Lawn Tennis Club in complex claims furthering the club's work to prevent the unlawful sale of tickets to the Wimbledon Championships.

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Nigel Jones KC
3
Band 3

"He always has the ear of the court." "His legal analysis and breadth of knowledge are superb."

Defended Sanjay Shah and his 22 internationally based companies in a case brought by SKAT, the Danish tax authorities, who allege that they, and numerous other defendants, were involved in a multi-jurisdictional fraud totalling GBP1.5 billion.

Ranked Barristers at
Gatehouse Chambers

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Silks (KC)

UK

Dispute Resolution: Commercial

3
Nigel Jones KC
3
Band 3
5
David Lewis KC KC
5
Band 5
5
PJ Kirby KC
5
Band 5

Juniors

UK

Dispute Resolution: Commercial

4
Charles Raffin
4
Band 4
5
Emily Betts
5
Band 5