Barry Samuels > GSC Solicitors LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

GSC Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Insolvency & Corporate Recovery


Barry deals with a wide variety of disputes (many with an international element) and some of his recent cases at GSC include:

– a shareholders’ dispute involving a deadlock company in which one of the two shareholders sought permission to bring a derivative action;

– successfully resisting with indemnity costs an attempt by a Russian businessman to obtain an anti-suit injunction in England to restrain proceedings in the New York Court. The case also involves a Jersey law element;

– a franchise dispute regarding the marketing in America and Canada goods carrying the Gordon Ramsay branding;

– a dispute regarding the sale a property owned by an elderly and frail gentleman at a significant undervalue involving breach of the estate agents’ duty and challenges to the bona fides of the purchaser;

– seeking injunctive relief regarding the interference with property rights at an industrial site in Park Royal.


Qualified at Nabarro Nathanson in 1971 where he became the youngest solicitor appointed to partnership. He moved to become a partner and subsequently head of department at Manches & Co in 1974, Brecher & Co in 1986 and finally Kingsley Napley in 1996. After retiring from Kingsley Napley in 2009 he joined GSC in 2010 as a consultant returning to practice after missing the challenges of dispute resolution.


Law Society


Manchester University where he gained a first class honours degree followed by a first class honours in his professional qualification. Qualified at Nabarro Nathanson in 1971 where he became the youngest solicitor appointed to partnership.


Reading, cats, Tuscan food.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

Committed to the cause‘, GSC Solicitors LLP‘s commercial litigation team is headed by Michael Shapiro, who focuses on general commercial, contractual and shareholder claims. Shapiro also acts in property litigation, and company and personal insolvency-related disputes, while senior consultant Barry Samuels is ‘highly recommended for his depth of experience‘.