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Justin Gau has practiced in Ecclesiastical law for many years. He is Chancellor of the Diocese of Bristol and Deputy Chancellor of the Dioceses of Lincoln and Bath and Wells. He occasionally sits as Deputy Chancellor of London. He is a former case notes editor of the Ecclesiastical Law Journal. He has long experience in Consistory Court hearings and appeals to the Court of Arches. As an ordained Priest in the Stepney area of the Diocese of London he brings invaluable practical insights into Clergy Disciplinary matters and contested Faculty applications. He has wide experience in the fields of Employment and Disciplinary and Regulatory law involving professionals, both lay and ordained.


Called by Middle Temple in 1989. Deputy Chancellor Lincoln 2004, Legal Assessor GMC 2007, Legal Advisor GDC 2010, Ordained 2011, Chancellor of Bristol 2011, Deputy Chancellor Bath and Wells 2011, Legal Assessor NMC 2012, Legal Advisor GCC 2012.

Professional Memberships

Ecclesiastical Judges Association, Ecclesiastical Law Society, Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers, Employment Law Association, Criminal Bar Association, Western Circuit.


LlB (London), BTh (Cantab), member Athenaeum Club.