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UK Bar Guide 2023

Ranked in 4 Practice Areas
2
Company
14 Years Ranked
2
Tax
13 Years Ranked
3
Chancery: Commercial
12 Years Ranked
4
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About

Provided by Michael Gibbon KC

UK Bar

Personal

Educated at Magdalen College Oxford (BA, 1st class); King's College Cambridge (MPhil).

Practice Areas

Commercial chancery practice, in particular for what is now the Department of Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (company law, insolvency) and HM Revenue & Customs (insolvency, tax, trusts), as well as general commercial litigation. Cases include: Schmidt v Rosewood [2003] 2 AC 709 (trusts); Gamlestaden v Baltic Partners [2007] BCC 272 (company); Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation v Carvel [2008] 2 WLR 1234 (wills, trusts); DCC v HMRC [2011] 1 WLR 44 (tax, commercial); Bilta (UK) v Nazir [2016] AC 1 (company, insolvency); Goldtrail Travel v Aydin [2017] 1 WLR 3014 (company, insolvency); Hancock v HMRC [2019] 1 WLR 3409 (tax, commercial).

Career

Investment banker, then called to the Bar 1993. Junior Counsel to the Crown from 1999, on A Panel 2007-11. QC 2011. Chair of the International Committee of the Chancery Bar Association from 2018. Bencher Lincoln’s Inn 2019.

Professional Memberships

Chancery Bar Association, COMBAR, Wales & Chester Circuit, ILA

Publications

An editor of the White Book (2002-2018).

Chambers Review

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UK Bar

Company - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Michael Gibbon KC
Michael Gibbon KC is a well-known name who regularly acts in commercial and tax cases with company law elements to them, and who has earned a strong reputation for his work acting for HMRC in tax disputes. He also has a strong pedigree in directors' duties cases. Clients benefit from his having formerly been a corporate financier.


Tax - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Michael Gibbon KC
Michael Gibbon KC is frequently instructed by HMRC but also represents the taxpayer. He has a strong corporate tax practice encompassing cases concerning capital gains tax, capital allowances and tax schemes.


Chancery: Commercial - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

Michael Gibbon KC


Restructuring/Insolvency - London (Bar)
4
Band 4

Michael Gibbon KC
Michael Gibbon KC draws on his prior experience as a financier to inform his highly regarded insolvency practice. He is well known for his adept representation of stakeholders in commercial insolvency cases, while his key clients, HMRC and BIS, continue to benefit from his expertise. His broad practice encompasses both non-contentious and contentious matters.

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