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Gatehouse Chambers

Dispute Resolution: Commercial

6 ranked barristersBand 5UKGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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Talented silks and juniors at this set 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 have recently defended Mr Sanjay Shah and his 22 international companies, both in London courts and in the DIFC, against allegations of fraud brought by the Danish Tax Authority SKAT. In another key international matter the set was called upon to represent Enterprise Insurance in litigation in Gibraltar and London in a case arising out of the company's liquidation. Gatehouse Chambers is praised by instructing solicitors for its "friendly and approachable counsel."

Client service:

"What sets them apart is their forward-thinking mentality and their value-added service." "The clerks are really friendly and helpful." "They give you confidence that your matters are being well administered." "The set is led really well by chief executive Amanda Illing. She is commercially minded and is a great person to deal with." Richard Sumarno and James Duncan-Hartill are the senior practice managers.

Strengths:

Charles Raffin
"Very thorough, good on the law and courteous." "He provides excellent service, shows very good attention to detail and is a very effective advocate."
Recent work: Acted for the first defendant in Hanson & Others v Carlino & Another in proceedings concerning, among other things, alleged breaches of fiduciary duty and trust connected with several central London property investment vehicles.

Strengths:

David Lewis QC
"Really prepared to get stuck in and is blessed with the art of persuasion." "David adopts a determined approach and has great tactical insight. His experience and input are highly valued. He is certainly someone you want on your team rather than on the other side."
Recent work: Acted for the fourth defendant, Ms Wheeler, in a claim brought by Gregory John Rollingson alleging that the firm Rollingsons, of which he was the ex-senior partner, was brought down by former partners and senior associates through an unlawful means conspiracy.

Strengths:

Emily Betts
"Very client-friendly and really sharp-witted." "She is calm and has the ability to persuade a judge round to her way of thinking."
Recent work: Acted for the defendant in Andersson v Kamran, a GBP60 million shareholder dispute.

Strengths:

Laurence Page
"A good advocate who knows his cases inside out, works hard and is immensely likeable." "He gets up to speed quickly and is easy to work with."
Recent work: Represented Sanjay Shah and his 22 internationally based companies in a case brought by the Danish tax authority, SKAT. SKAT was seeking to recover circa GBP2 billion it paid out following supposedly fraudulent applications for dividend tax rebates.

Strengths:

Nigel Jones QC
"His advice is clear and well reasoned, and he has the ability to get his message across." "He is an impressive advocate, with excellent attention to detail, who is able to explain complex legal principles to lay clients."
Recent work: Acted for the liquidator of Enterprise Insurance in the Supreme Court of Gibraltar in a claim against the company's former directors for breach of duty. The case also involved acting in the London Commercial Court in a claim against Greek brokers for unpaid commissions.

Strengths:

PJ Kirby QC
"Excellent on his feet: he owns the room, takes control and provides comfort and confidence to the client."
Recent work: Defended Barclays against Selwyn Campbell's claim that the bank's charge over his property was invalid as it was not signed by the bank but only by himself and his wife.

Dispute Resolution: Commercial

Gatehouse Chambers

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Location

1 Lady Hale Gate

Gray's Inn

London

London

Greater London

UK

WC1X 8BS

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Silks (QC)

UK

Dispute Resolution: Commercial


David Lewis QC
Band 5
Nigel Jones QC
Band 4
PJ Kirby QC
Band 5

Juniors

UK

Dispute Resolution: Commercial


Charles Raffin
Band 4
Emily Betts
Band 5
Laurence Page
Band 5