Gary Summers > 9BR Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

9BR Chambers
11/12 South Square, Gray's Inn


Gary is a respected UK barrister with 40 years’ experience.

He focuses mainly on, dispute resolution, private prosecutions, financial investigations and mediation and crisis management – and has other specialisms in medical and criminal defence.

Dispute Resolution

Gary has advised on countless cases in the UK Court of Appeal and High Court. In the past 15 years he has advised claimants and defendant in multi-million loss cases in High Court, arbitration and insolvency proceedings involving marine insurance; construction; metal trading; receivables finance and investment fraud.

Since 2016 using his licence to litigate, Gary has been directly instructed in several civil fraud cases in the Commercial Court for claimants and defendants; insolvency cases in the High Court; contentious probate cases in the Chancery Divisions and Central London County Court, cases in the Family Division and Central Family Court   and Judicial review cases in the Administrative Court.

Private prosecution
In private prosecution cases, Gary seeks to identify crimes, perpetrators and backers – including those perverting the course of justice. He files information, procures summonses and prosecutes individuals in UK courts.

Financial investigations
In financial investigations, Gary seeks to identify crimes, perpetrators and backers, and provides evidence to authorities and/or private clients. He may also cause a recovery process to be instituted here and abroad, to recover the fruits of frauds.

Gary is an acknowledged expert in asset confiscation – and ranked as a leading junior in fraud in the Legal 500 (2006–14 edition).

In 2007, Gary set up an international forensic investigation capability – tested in 2007–08 during a substantial investigation in Dubai.

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Criminal defence
In criminal defence cases, Gary aims to clears the names of those unjustly accused of serious crimes here and abroad.

In 2011 Gary was retained as special investigation counsel on behalf of Uhuru Kenyatta in the International Criminal Court (ICC). In mid-2012 he was appointed lead investigation counsel for Kenyatta, in relation to his impending trial. All charges against Kenyatta were withdrawn in 2014.

Medical defence
Gary represents those accused of disciplinary offences by the General Medical Council (GMC), Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Mediation and Crisis Management
Gary is a qualified Mediator. Combining his skill sets Gary represents those in crisis. He has been instructed to intervene quickly on diverse matters.

Areas in which advice has been provided in the last few years include parents of a group of kidnapped children; parents affected by a natural disaster; company directors threatened with SFO intervention; several victims of multi-million pound frauds; several insolvency situations; a group of companies where one of the companies had become contaminated by mtic fraud; a professional man falsely accused of downloading pornography; a solicitors practice whose professional indemnity insurance (PII) claim was declined in the face of a multi-million pound negligence claim. Gary reinstated the PII within 4 weeks of being instructed and ultimately the insurers paid the claim and all the legal costs


Called 1985


Private Prosecutors’ Association

Criminal Bar Association

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers


BA Law (Hons) (2:1), East London University