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Chambers of Kevin de Haan QC and Jonathan Goulding

6-7 GOUGH SQUARE, LONDON, EC4A 3DE, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7353 0924
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 2221
DX:
476 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.goughsq.co.uk

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

β€˜Top of the tree on consumer work’, specialist regulatory set Gough Square Chambers is β€˜full of genuine experts who are user friendly and commercially aware’. For some, it is the β€˜first choice’ in cases involving consumer protection and food safety investigations and prosecutions. Members also have β€˜unparalleled knowledge’ of all things regulatory in the trading standards, health and safety, and environmental spaces. The clerks, who β€˜go out of their way to build relationships’, have β€˜a notable awareness of the market and an enthusiasm for what they do are’, and are β€˜responsive and personable; it’s like dealing with one big happy family’. β€˜First-rate’ senior clerk Bob Weekes and first junior Richard Bryant are β€˜always very open, honest and friendly’, and with second clerk Jack Bradshaw β€˜always go out of their way to help and resolve any difficulties’. Offices in: London

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Banking and finance (including consumer credit)
Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

Gough Square Chambers

Gough Square Chambers is an extremely popular destination for contentious and non-contentious consumer credit matters, where clients β€˜would not hesitate to instruct any member of the set as their reputation precedes them’. Major recently, highlights include Arif and others v Berkeley Burke SIPP Administration, relating to the mis-selling of self-invested pension plans.

Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading juniors

Fred Philpott - Gough Square Chambers β€˜Outstanding, there is nothing about consumer credit the man doesn’t know.’

Ranked: tier 2

Iain MacDonald - Gough Square Chambers β€˜Very proactive, knows his stuff, very easy going and good with the client.’

Ranked: tier 2

Ruth Bala - Gough Square Chambers β€˜A recognised leader in her field.’

Ranked: tier 2

Simon Popplewell - Gough Square Chambers β€˜In terms of consumer credit he is at the very top of his profession.’

Ranked: tier 2

James Ross - Gough Square Chambers β€˜Excellent technical knowledge on all legal and regulatory issues relating to consumer credit.’

Ranked: tier 3

Stephen Neville - Gough Square Chambers β€˜Very user friendly and a go-to person for all consumer finance matters.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Consumer
Consumer – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Gough Square Chambers

Gough Square Chambers is β€˜top of the tree for consumer work’ with a set β€˜full of genuine experts and specialists’ who are β€˜user friendly and commercially aware’. Consumer protection regulation, trading standards and environmental health are its key areas of expertise. Iain Macdonald and Anna Medvinskaia represented the Civil Aviation Authority regarding passenger compensation claims under EU law for missed connection flights outside of the EU. Meanwhile, Jonathan Kirk QC defended Berkeley Burke SIPP Administration on a group litigation where the client allegedly miss-sold pension investments.

Consumer – Leading silks

Jonathan Kirk QC - Gough Square Chambers β€˜Has a wealth of experience in the consumer law field.’

Ranked: tier 1

Kevin de Haan QC - Gough Square Chambers β€˜Recognised expert in product safety cases.’

Ranked: tier 2
Consumer – Leading juniors

Fred Philpott - Gough Square Chambers β€˜Extremely knowledgable and experienced, and has no weaknesses.’

Ranked: tier 1

Iain Macdonald - Gough Square Chambers β€˜Reliable, unflappable and gets the job done.’

Ranked: tier 1

Simon Popplewell - Gough Square Chambers β€˜Recommended for consumer credit matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Claire Andrews - Gough Square Chambers β€˜A true expert on all things food law.’

Ranked: tier 2

Cameron Crowe - Gough Square Chambers β€˜An expert in trading standards law.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Goulding - Gough Square Chambers β€˜Committed to getting the best outcome for clients.’

Ranked: tier 2

Kate Urell - Gough Square Chambers β€˜Very responsive and really knows her stuff on consumer credit.’

Ranked: tier 2

Anna Medvinskaia - Gough Square Chambers β€˜A pure consumer law expert.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Financial services
Financial services – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Gough Square Chambers

Gough Square Chambers is β€˜very strong on financial services’ and its barristers provide β€˜a first-class service’. The set’s market-leading expertise in consumer credit also extends to the financial regulatory side, of which there is considerable overlap, both on the contentious and non-contentious side.

Financial services – Leading juniors

Fred Philpott - Gough Square Chambers β€˜Great for consumer credit and financial services.’

Ranked: tier 2

Iain MacDonald - Gough Square Chambers β€˜A great junior for what is a minefield of regulated claims.’

Ranked: tier 2

Ruth Bala - Gough Square Chambers β€˜Extremely knowledgeable on financial services matters and her advice is always commercial.’

Ranked: tier 2

Simon Popplewell - Gough Square Chambers β€˜An excellent advocate and very good on paper.’

Ranked: tier 2

James Ross - Gough Square Chambers β€˜Extremely fast turnaround of advice and always helpful with enquiries.’

Ranked: tier 3

Kate Urell - Gough Square Chambers β€˜Her calming and soothing demeanour makes her advocacy skills unrivalled.’

Ranked: tier 3

Stephen Neville - Gough Square Chambers β€˜Cleary sets out what really matters in any given situation.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Licensing
Licensing – Leading silks

Kevin de Haan QC - Gough Square Chambers β€˜Huge wealth of experience.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Set overviews: England and Wales

β€˜Top of the tree on consumer work’, specialist regulatory set Gough Square Chambers is β€˜full of genuine experts who are user friendly and commercially aware’. For some, it is the β€˜first choice’ in cases involving consumer protection and food safety investigations and prosecutions. Members also have β€˜unparalleled knowledge’ of all things regulatory in the trading standards, health and safety, and environmental spaces. The clerks, who β€˜go out of their way to build relationships’, have β€˜a notable awareness of the market and an enthusiasm for what they do are’, and are β€˜responsive and personable; it’s like dealing with one big happy family’. β€˜First-rate’ senior clerk Bob Weekes and first junior Richard Bryant are β€˜always very open, honest and friendly’, and with second clerk Jack Bradshaw β€˜always go out of their way to help and resolve any difficulties’. Offices in: London

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