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Chambers of Charles Gibson QC
Henderson Chambers

Work Department

Local government, administrative and EU law.


Barrister specialising in local government and administrative law, particularly public procurement and EU law. Also deals with such issues as enforcement of internal market legislation, health and safety aspects of food production and imports (represented the Welsh Office at the BSE Inquiry and the Welsh Assembly Government at the E-Coli Inquiry), procurement obligations and strategies for local and regional government (including National Assembly for Wales). Recent significant cases include:MDU-v-Welsh Ministers & another [2021] EWHC (Admin); Diagnostics Ai Ltd-v-MDC Ltd [2020] EWHC (TCC); Riverside Trucks Ltd-c-Lancashire CC [2020] EWHC 1018 (TCC); Portman Healthcare Ltd & Others-v-NHS Commissioning Board [2019] EWHC (TCC); NHS Commissioning Board-v-Vasant [2019] EWCA Civ 1245; SRCL Ltd-v-NHS Commissioning Board [2018] EWHC 1985 (TCC); Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust-v-Lancashire CC [2018] EWHC 1589 (TCC);  Brent LBC v Risk Management Partners Ltd & London Authorities Mutual Ltd & Harrow LBC [2011] UKSC 7; [2011] LGR 169; Lancashire County Council v EWC Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 1381; [2011] LGR 350; Henry Brothers (Magherafelt) Ltd v Department of Education for Northern Ireland [2011] NICA 59; Case C-406/08 Uniplex (UK) Ltd v NHS Business Services Authority [2010] ECR I-817.


Called 1987, Gray’s Inn; official in Internal Market Directorate General of European Commission, Brussels 1992-1997; joined Henderson Chambers 1999; also member of Thirty Park Place Chambers, Cardiff since 1997; appointed to lists of approved counsel of Attorney General, Counsel General to Welsh Government and to National Assembly for Wales; represented National Assembly for Wales before Supreme Court; represented UK Government before European Court of Justice; QC 2010; bencher Gray’s Inn 2015; publications member of editorial board of Public Procurement Law Review (Sweet & Maxwell).


Welsh, French, Italian


Bar European Group; Administrative Law Bar Association; Procurement Lawyers’ Association; Chair of Public Law Wales.


Oxford University (1985 BA Modern Languages; 2000 MA); PCL (1986 Dip Law).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including elections)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Rhodri Williams QCHenderson ChambersVery approachable, excellent with paperwork and highly intelligent and thorough.

London Bar > Public procurement

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Rhodri Williams QCHenderson ChambersHe is my go-to for public procurement work, has a wealth of experience in the procurement field, particularly when acting for a defendant. He is user-friendly and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the regulations.

At Henderson Chambers, EU public regime expert Rhodri Williams QC often represents the NHS Commissioning Board, as well as other local and regional government bodies. Andrew Kinnier QC has expertise in handling matters relating to European structural funds, large-scale services agreements, and infrastructure and regeneration projects.