Simon Popplewell > Chambers of Kevin de Haan QC and Jonathan Goulding > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Kevin de Haan QC and Jonathan Goulding
Gough Square Chambers


Barrister specialising in consumer credit, financial services, consumer and regulatory law.


Qualified 2000; Grays Inn; contributor to Atkin’s Court Forms ‘Consumer Protection’; annotated current law statutes ‘Consumer Credit Act 2006’, co author of “The law of Consumer Credit and Hire”.


Lincoln College, Oxford (1999 BA Jurisprudence 2(1)).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Simon PopplewellGough Square ChambersHis knowledge of consumer credit law is exceptional and solicitors have been very impressed with his ability to synthesize answers and solutions which take into account the client’s needs quickly and effectively.

Gough Square Chambersare specialists in consumer law and have a number of extremely skilled barristers with varying post call years. There is always someone available and turnaround times for advice are impressive.’ The set’s relatively small size gives it an edge in terms of customer service. Some of the set’s juniors such as Fred Philpott have silk-like status in the consumer credit market – he recently led Lee Finch in CFL v Gertner before the Court of Appeal, a claim concerning the question of whether the schedule to a Tomlin Order might constitute a regulated credit agreement. Other leading individuals include Iain MacDonald who represented the defendant in Milne v Open Access Finance Ltd, a dispute about the scope of liability of a peer-to-peer lending platform. Simon Popplewell also had a significant role for Bank of Scotland in Various SAM Borrowers v BOS (Shared Appreciation Mortgages) No 1 PLC & others, involving a challenge to shared appreciation mortgages.

London Bar > Financial services regulation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Simon PopplewellGough Square ChambersHe has an exceptional grasp of the law, and provides sound and pragmatic advice that always meets our clients’ needs.

Gough Square Chambers is ‘a clear leader in the area of financial services‘. Members assist banks and financial services providers with a range of contentious and non-contentious work. Recently Jonathan Kirk QC, Fred Philpott and Kate Urell appeared for various parties in different stages of CFL Finance Ltd v Bass, Gertner & Others, which concerns if a Tomlin order requiring payments in installments was a regulated credit agreement under the Consumer Credit Act 1974; the matter reached the Court of Appeal. Simon Popplewell has a solid track record in handling cases concerning FCA challenges.

London Bar > Consumer

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Simon PopplewellGough Square Chambers