Thomas Samuels > 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
6-7 GOUGH SQUARE
LONDON
EC4A 3DE
England

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Thomas SamuelsGough Square ChambersHe is a strong advocate and has dealt spontaneously with issues as they occur whilst in court.

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.

London Bar > Financial services regulation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Thomas SamuelsGough Square ChambersVery intelligent and hardworking junior, blessed with good judgement.

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.