Henderson Chambers

Charles Gibson QC

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Practice Areas

International commercial litigation with an emphasis on large mass tort and group actions, product liability, health and safety, environmental, regulatory and insurance law. Notable cases include: Representing VW in the Diesel Emissions claims; the Seroxat litigation; the Vedanta and Unilever group litigation, parent company, subsidiary jurisdiction claims; OCENSA Pipeline group litigation; Bomu Bonny Pipeline group litigation; Foodles film company Health & Safety prosecution; the Mesh Litigation; The Metal on Metal Hip litigation; the Atomic Veterans litigation; the Buncefield litigation; the Sabril litigation; Lubbe v Cape plc; Hodgson v Imperial Tobacco (the tobacco litigation); Bass Britvic v Terra; the Opren litigation; the Benzodiazepine litigation; Garland v West Wiltshire District Council; The Norplant litigation; the MMR litigation; group actions involving Prozac, Lariam, Minocin, Shiley heart valve, breast implants, drink contamination; the organo-phosphate litigation; the interest rate swap litigation; asbestos claims, mine radiation injury claims; other product liability cases for various manufacturers and producers; the Potters Bar Inquest; the King's Cross and Clapham Inquiries for the London Fire Brigade; the Severn Tunnel Inquiry.


Educated Wellington College; BA Hons Durham (Classics); Dip Law. Called to the Bar 1984. Silk: 2001. Author: 'Group Actions - Product Liability Law and Insurance'. CEDR Accredited Mediator. Bencher of the Inner Temple. Head of Chambers.

Professional Memberships

PNBA. Common Law and Commercial Bar Association. HSLA.


Born 1960. Married with four children.