Chambers of Charles Gibson QC2 HARCOURT BUILDINGS, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9DB, ENGLAND
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Henderson Chambers’ barristers provide advice and representation over a wide range of practice areas and market sectors. Chambers’ main focus is on civil and commercial contract and tort actions, public, regulatory and disciplinary law.
The set: Members of Chambers act for multi-national organisations, foreign and domestic corporations, financial services organisations, government departments and agencies, local authorities, NGOs, professional bodies and individuals in contentious and non-contentious matters.
For the past decade, Chambers has provided specialist European expertise and senior members practice in Brussels, Madrid, and the Turks and Caicos. Since 1992 all pupils undertake part of their pupillage in Brussels. Chambers draws the majority of its tenants from its pupils.
Chambers was one of the first to obtain accreditation under the BarDirect scheme, and it remains pre-eminent in meeting the needs of lay and professional clients, most recently through Direct Access services, Chambers remains dedicated to providing a high standard of client care and received Bar Mark accreditation in 2011.
Types of work undertaken:
Product liability and group actions: Chambers has an unrivalled position in product liability, having maintained its top ranking in the legal directories for seven years. Over the past two decades members of chambers have been instructed in many of the most significant unitary cases, group actions and commercial claims in respect of allegedly defective products.
Health, safety and environment: widely acknowledged as one of the leaders in these fields, the set covers all aspects of environmental law and health and safety litigation, including prosecutions for corporate manslaughter, infringements of health and safety legislation, and environmental and waste prosecutions. Members also provide advice on health and safety and environmental policy, regulatory issues, management and training.
Finance and consumer credit: Chambers has huge expertise in the law regulating financial services, consumer credit, asset finance, credit services, debt recovery, issues of title, and consumer protection.
Employment law: Chambers has a long and established practice in the field of employment law acting for both employers and employees. It has particular expertise in restraint of trade and breach of confidence; wrongful dismissal and related contractual claims; unfair dismissal claims; sex, race and disability discrimination claims; redundancy; transfer of undertakings; re-structuring and EC employment law.
Commercial, insurance and arbitration: work in this area has a significant international dimension, advising in cross border disputes and conflict of law issues.
Local government and public law: members of Henderson Chambers have extensive experience in a wide range of areas of public and administrative law, and also in many other areas of work relevant to local authorities and other statutory bodies, such as property, planning, highways, compulsory purchase, transport, finance and audit, environmental, education, social services, public procurement, employment and pensions.
Property law: Chambers has a dynamic and innovative property litigation and advisory team with particular strengths in commercial property and development, commercial and residential landlord and tenant, social housing, stock transfers and professional negligence aspects of property law.
Regulatory and disciplinary proceedings: Henderson Chambers has a long tradition of practice in the field of regulation and professional discipline and members act as advisers, legal assessors, representatives and advocates, or as members of tribunals.
IT: Chambers has considerable strength and depth in the growing area of computer and IT-related litigation, and continue to pioneer in this field.
ADR: Henderson Chambers is committed to offering a full service for dispute management and resolution. Many members of chambers act as arbitrators and adjudicators, and no less than 13 members of chambers at all levels of seniority are accredited by CEDR as commercial mediators. The set now provides a contracted mediation service to all project-based industries through ResoLex Limited.
Above material supplied by Henderson Chambers (Chambers of Charles Gibson QC).