Jonathan Lewis > Chambers of Charles Gibson KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Charles Gibson KC
Henderson Chambers
2 HARCOURT BUILDINGS, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 9DB
England

Work Department

Public and Administrative Law, including judicial review (regulatory, immigration, financial, procurement). Public Procurement. Product liability claims (unitary and group actions). Consumer credit. Consumer law. Commercial dispute resolution.

Position

Barrister.
Appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown A Panel in 2022 (previously B Panel in 2018 and C Panel in 2013).

Career

Qualified as a solicitor in 2005. Court of Appeal lawyer supervising administrative and public law appeals (2005-2006).
Called 2007 (Middle Temple). Public Access qualified.

Jonathan has a broad public law practice, acting in a variety of statutory appeals (such as [2021] EWCA Civ 1830), as well as in judicial review claims in a variety of different contexts and sectors (for example, R (Chiltern Farm) v Health and Safety Executive [2018] EWCA Civ 271 and R (Independent Association of Meat Suppliers) v Food Standards Agency [2019] UKSC 36 and [2021] UKSC 54). He also acts in judicial review claims in the public procurement context.

Jonathan acts on behalf of a wide variety of clients in his public procurement practice, from small to large businesses, to local authorities, NHS trusts and the Ministry of Defence. He has been involved in defending some of the Covid emergency procurement claims (e.g. R (GLP) v SSHSC (Practice Note) [2022] 1 WLR 2339). He acted in applications to lift the automatic suspension (e.g. Vodafone v FCDO [2021] EWHC 2793 (TCC)) and in cases under the defence and security regulations (e.g. MSI v Secretary of State for Defence [2020] EWHC 164 (TCC), which considered the consequences of abandonment).

His consumer law practice involves acting and advising in cases concerning Consumer Rights Act 2015, Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2018 and other such legislation. He has been instructed by the CMA in various enforcement actions. He also acts in consumer credit cases.

Jonathan’s product liability practice covers both unitary and group claims. Recent experience includes claims concerning high performance vehicles, agricultural machinery, white products and devices such as tablets / phones. Led in group actions (large tort claims and product liability claims).

His commercial practice focusses contractual disputes, most recently dealing with technology contracts.

Publications

Published widely in academic texts (such as LQR, CLJ, MLJ and PL) on public law.
Member of LexisPSL Expert Panel, writing on public procurement and public law.
Publishes for PLC on consumer credit.

Memberships

ALBA; Procurement Lawyers’ Association; COMBAR; JUSTICE.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Consumer

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Jonathan LewisHenderson Chambers ‘Approachability, knowledge and ability to explain legal matters in a commercial context to a lay client.’

 

Henderson Chambers is a strong choice for counsel teams in consumer protection and other trading standards matters, and has excelled recently as group litigation has become a key area with consumer law, as funders have seen an opportunity in this area. Trends on the individual side have included Toby Riley-Smith KC acting in an increasing number of cases for the CMA, including in high-profile enforcement action taken against Truly Travel Limited and its sister company Alpharooms.com. Also on the regulator side, Jonathan Lewis has acted for Ofgem and the FSA, while Lia Moses continues to be a star on the rise in consumer law, particularly in mis-selling litigation.

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Jonathan LewisHenderson Chambers ‘Jonathan is a hard working and knowledgeable public law practitioner who works for a range of clients.’

London Bar > Public procurement

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Jonathan Lewis Henderson Chambers ‘Easy to work with, accessible and good team player.’

Henderson Chambers includes Jonathan Lewis, and Andrew Kinnier KC, whose ‘broad practice gives him an excellent perspective for advising on the merits of disputes‘ is acting for the Ministry of Defence in MSI Defence Systems Ltd v Ministry of Defence, a case brought under the Defence and Security Procurement regulation.