Alaric Watson > Gatehouse Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Gatehouse Chambers
1 Lady Hale Gate, Gray’s Inn


Alaric is an experienced commercial barrister specialising primarily in business disputes and insolvency.  His practice covers a wide range of commercial litigation, civil fraud, employment related litigation, company and partnership disputes and all aspects of insolvency, both individual and corporate.




  • Chancery Bar Association
  • R3
  • Employment Lawyers Association


  • BA (University of Bristol)
  • PhD (King’s College London)
  • CPE (University of Sussex)
  • ADR ODR Accredited Mediator

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Costs

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Alaric Watson‘Alaric is extremely thorough and thoughtful. Clients like his calm approach.’

With ‘a good selection of counsel available at all levels‘, Gatehouse Chambers has in recent years developed a small but strong costs litigation offering. Standout silk PJ Kirby KC led Robin Dunne in Belsner v CAM Legal Services, acting for the former party in what is an important test case concerning the provisions of s.74(3) of the Solicitors Act and was seen at the Court of Appeal in February 2022. Martyn Griffiths regularly appears at the Senior Courts Costs Office and the County Courts on detailed assessments as well as interim applications in costs proceedings. Alaric Watson is one to watch in the costs arena as his insolvency practice has leaned heavily into costs work recently.

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Alaric WatsonGatehouse Chambers ‘Excellent ability to give comprehensive and robust advice. Alaric is a calm and persuasive advocate. He engages well with clients.’