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

Work Department

Commercial dispute resolution, product liability, property damage, environmental, consumer law, insurance and re-insurance, arbitration, local government, public procurement.

Position

Barrister specialising in commercial and common law with an emphasis on multi-party litigation, group actions, mass tort claims, cross-border and jurisdictional litigation, product liability/product safety, pharmaceutical claims, major property damage and contamination claims, sale of goods, insurance/reinsurance, international arbitration, professional indemnity, environmental, pollution and nuisance, and public procurement, public procurement. Pharmaceutical and medical device product liability GLOs/multi-party claims include: PIP breast implant litigation, metal-on-metal hip implant litigation, Acomplia litigation, Avandia litigation, Foetal Anti-consultant litigation (FACs), Factor VIII/blood products litigation. Food and drink contamination and recall claims include Sudan 1, Para Red, Benzene Litigation. Property damage/contamination claims include the 2007 petrol contamination litigation, major explosions, fires, plant and pipeline failures in petrochemical industry, power-generation industry and construction industry. International arbitration, including insurance coverage disputes, ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, ad hoc etc. Further details: www.hendersonchambers.co.uk.

Career

Called 1995. Silk 2013. Princess Royal Scholar. CEDR accredited mediator. Contributor to Product Liability and Safety Encyclopaedia (Butterworths).

Memberships

COMBAR, LCCLBA, PIBA.

Education

Christ Church, Oxford University (First Class Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 6

Geraint Webb QCHenderson ChambersHe is formidably intelligent, but remarkably free of ego – he will constantly consider strategy and how best to build and deploy a client’s case.

London Bar > Environment

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Geraint Webb QCHenderson ChambersA leader in the field on the defendant side, his strategic grasp of the issues, exceptional intellect, and outstanding resilience are exceptional.

Henderson Chambers is ‘the go to set for product liability and is using that to expand out into group environmental litigation’. One client remarks that it has ‘an established environmental law team and unrivalled experience of large-scale environmental group actions’, thanks to its broader focus on regulatory matters. This has seen it involved in high-profile cases such as the VW emissions scandal, in which members are acting on both sides. Oliver Campbell QC is leading newly-appointed silk Adam Heppinstall QC for the claimants, while Charles Gibson QC, Prashant Popat QC and Geraint Webb QC are acting for the defendants. The set also has significant expertise in common law nuisance claims and in public law, which sees it involved in a range of environmental matters concerning risk management, pollution and waste management. ‘One of the leading regulatory sets in the country, with experienced practitioners at every level’.

London Bar > Insurance and reinsurance

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 5

Geraint Webb QCHenderson ChambersExtremely bright, considered and focused. Gives clear advice and support, and understands insurance and the industry really well.

London Bar > Product liability

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Geraint Webb QCHenderson Chambers

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Geraint Webb QCHenderson Chambers