Set Profile > Chambers of Kevin de Haan QC and Jonathan Goulding > London, England
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Gough Square Chambers
6-7 GOUGH SQUARE
Chambers of Kevin de Haan QC and Jonathan Goulding > The Legal 500 Rankings
Consumer Tier 1
Gough Square Chambers is 'excellent on all aspects of consumer law and food safety' and is also considered a 'go-to chambers' for consumer credit and regulatory issues. In recent work, Jonathan Kirk QC acted as an expert witness on UK consumer law in California class action In Re: Apple Inc. Device Performance Litigation. Elsewhere, Kate Urell represented Santander in Djurburg v Santander, a claim arising from a credit referencing issue, while Iain Macdonald and Anna Medvinskaia acted for the Civil Aviation Authority in a judicial review brought by Jet2 in relation to published correspondence concerning the airline’s decision not to participate in voluntary ADR schemes.
Licensing Tier 1Kevin de Haan QC - Gough Square Chambers ‘ He is extremely accessible and demystifies a complex and evolving area of law. ’
Gough Square Chambers has 'a strong reputation for banking disputes with a regulatory focus – clients do not need to be persuaded to instruct counsel from this set', say solicitors. Recently, members such as Thomas Samuels were involved in R (Berkeley Burke SIPP Administration Ltd) v Financial Ombudsman Service Ltd & Others. Simon Popplewell represented Fortwell Finance in Halstead v Fortwell Finance Ltd which went to the Court of Appeal.
Gough Square Chambers offers 'deep knowledge across the set as a whole' and is 'excellent in consumer finance affairs', according to sources, who note how chambers fields a selection of 'hugely experienced barristers who have seen it all'. The set's members, including Fred Philpott and Ruth Bala, have been involved in the defence of several significant group actions, including payday lender claims. In Various v Shawbrook Bank Ltd, a case which concerns the mis-selling of solar panel systems, Iain Macdonald and Thomas Samuels are among four members representing the defendants.
Gough Square Chambers is the ‘dominant’ set for consumer, food, and trading standards matters but it also has ‘a strong reputation for banking disputes with a regulatory focus, where they have a strength in depth – clients do not need to be persuaded to instruct counsel from this set’. Members ‘provide proper and cost-effective expertise’. Senior clerk Bob Weekes and first junior Richard Bryant lead ‘a responsive and informed clerks’ room and brings great experience’. Second junior Jack Bradshaw is ‘an excellent junior clerk. Very efficient and responsive’. Offices in: London
Chambers of Kevin de Haan QC and Jonathan Goulding > Firm Profile
This set provides specialist advice and representation in all aspects of consumer, regulatory and finance law and offers expertise in additional areas in the commercial business field.
The set: The set has a progressive approach to its work and aims to provide a friendly and flexible service at competitive rates. Members are responsive to the needs of business and are ready to give advice at short notice as required.
Clients include City, regional and company solicitors acting for banks, building societies, finance houses and other lenders, as well as leading supermarkets, retailers and manufacturers, cosmetics companies, and distributors. Chambers is also happy to accept instructions by direct professional access.
Chambers publishes a free quarterly Trading Law Bulletin detailing recent legal developments (which can be sent to those interested on request) and the Consumer and Trading Law Reports, in six parts per year. Seminars and conferences on consumer law are also given.
Types of work undertaken: Chambersâ expertise in consumer law results in members advising and representing clients in relation to consumer credit, secured lending, timeshare and package holidays, trading schemes and franchising, food safety, trade descriptions, pricing, advertising and marketing, sale and supply contracts, unfair contract terms, weights and measures, data protection, health and safety, environmental pollution, product safety, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
Individual members of chambers also have expertise in a number of other areas, including banking, sale of goods, commercial contracts, company and partnership, landlord and tenant, employment, trusts, pension schemes, insolvency and professional negligence.
Chambersâ consumer work spans the full range of both the civil and criminal tribunals. Whilst chambers handles the day-to-day litigation encountered in these areas of law, it is also involved in advising business clients more specifically, including due diligence on acquisitions, how to conduct their business so that they can obtain and keep any necessary licences, how to ensure the enforceability of contracts, and how to avoid or handle the attention of regulatory authorities (such as environmental health officers, trading standards departments and the Financial Conduct Authority). For example, chambers has particular experience appearing in consumer credit licensing matters. This consumer work can also involve advising clients on the drafting of consumer contracts, notices, policy documents, procedure manuals and advising whether or not advertising and sales techniques are legitimate.
Members of chambers also regularly act for and advise central and local government enforcement agencies.
|Senior clerk||Bob Weekes|
|Members of Chambers||DE HAAN QC, Kevin (2000)|
|Members of Chambers||KIRK QC, Jonathan (1995)|
|Members of Chambers||PHILPOTT, Fred (1974)|
|Members of Chambers||SAYER, Peter (1975)*|
|Members of Chambers||ANDREWS, Claire (1979)|
|Members of Chambers||HAYES, Josephine (1980)|
|Members of Chambers||BARNETT, Jeremy (1980)|
|Members of Chambers||GOULDING, Jonathan (1984)|
|Members of Chambers||NEVILLE, Stephen (1986)|
|Members of Chambers||GUN CUNINGHAME, Julian (1989)|
|Members of Chambers||SAY, Bradley (1993)|
|Members of Chambers||CLEGG, Sebastian (1994)|
|Members of Chambers||SPICER, Jo (1995)|
|Members of Chambers||MACDONALD, Iain (1996)|
|Members of Chambers||POPPLEWELL, Simon (2000)|
|Members of Chambers||CROWE, Cameron (2002)|
|Members of Chambers||URELL, Kate (2002)|
|Members of Chambers||REYNOLDS, Lee (2002)|
|Members of Chambers||GREENWOOD, Alex (2002)|
|Members of Chambers||HOWELLS, Prof Geraint (2002)*|
|Members of Chambers||LAMBERT, Alison (2005)|
|Members of Chambers||ROSS, James (2006)|
|Members of Chambers||BALA, Ruth (2006)|
|Members of Chambers||ROBERTS, Richard (2006)|
|Members of Chambers||MEDVINSKAIA, Anna (2008)|
|Members of Chambers||SAMUELS, Thomas (2009)|
|Members of Chambers||FINCH, Lee (2010)|
|Members of Chambers||BRAYLEY, Daniel (2011)|
|Members of Chambers||COLEY, Michael (2011)|
|Members of Chambers||KINGHAM, Robin (2013)|
|Members of Chambers||GOODCHILD, Sabrina (2017)|
|Members of Chambers||LEWIN (MBE), Brian*|
|Members of Chambers||* Non-practising door tenants|
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