Mr Toby Gibson > Gibson & Co Solicitors Ltd > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile

Gibson & Co Solicitors Ltd
NE15 6PR


Partner/Dispute Resolution


Toby sits on the CEDR panel of mediators and is regularly selected as a lead mediator for a wide variety of commercial disputes. He gained his higher rights of audience in the Civil Courts in 2001 and is a frequent High Court advocate, obtaining injunctions and representing clients at a number of interlocutory applications. Chambers & Partners describes him as “a great tactician and strategist”, “distinguished for his “strategic foresight”” and “in particularly difficult circumstances…a calm head to steer you through the storm”.

In Chambers, he maintains his top tier ranking for the sixthyear running and is “highly praised for his extensive experience in handling banking and corporate disputes often in relation to multi-jurisdiction cases” (Chambers 2018). He is said to be “sensible and pragmatic…. highly commended by sources for his “measured approach.”  He recently advised an individual on a USD 75 million claim against Standard Chartered Bank regarding an alleged failure of the bank’s trading system”.

The Legal 500 praises the “outstanding and personal service” of the practice whose “business acumen is second to none”. Toby himself has been ranked as a Leading Individual for a number of years, with a “first class mind and commercial and practical approach”. Legal 500 has described him as a “good strategist”, “thorough and determined”, “considerate and diligent”.

Toby has handled a wide variety of contentious commercial and financial matters. His areas of expertise include: financial services and derivatives litigation, shareholder disputes, contentious trusts and probate matters, professional negligence and litigating over the terms of numerous commercial contracts (for example, distribution, share sale, asset purchase and option agreements).

Toby’s interests outside the office include fell running and country sports.




Toby graduated from Durham University in 1991 and qualified with Allen & Overy in 1995. He joined Slaughter and May’s Hong Kong office in 1997 for three years and was admitted as a solicitor there in 1998. He rejoined Allen & Overy on his return to London in 2000, staying with them until November 2003 when he joined Gibson & Co. as a partner.