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Michael Gibbon QC

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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).


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


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


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