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Gavin is a highly rated and multi-award-winning barrister specialising practises principally in commercial litigation, professional discipline and immigration.

As part of his regulatory practice, Gavin represents professionals before disciplinary tribunals. He regularly represents architects, accountants, legal professionals as well as medical and healthcare professionals before bodies such as the NMC, GMC and GDC, amongst many others. In addition, Gavin has a strong sports law practice where he has experience before domestic and international arbitral tribunals and advises on selection, doping, eligibility, safeguarding, integrity and disciplinary issues affecting athletes, management, clubs and leagues from a range of different sports and jurisdictions.

Gavin’s commercial practice has a focus on international commercial arbitration. He advises international corporations and acts as part of large multi-jurisdictional legal teams as led or sole counsel in complex commercial disputes involving parties from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He represents clients in disputes administered under the LCIA, SCC, ICC, SIAC, ICSID, and UNCITRAL rules, and also has experience with post-award matters at the annulment and enforcement stages. He is often called upon to advise clients from all over the world for a speedy and effective resolution to their disputes in Mediation and Arbitration hearings. He has detailed expertise in conflicts of law, jurisdictional and enforcement issues while acting for private individuals and blue-chip companies.

In Gavin's immigration practice he has extensive experience of preparing and presenting applications to the Home Office and to the Entry Clearance Officer and represents clients in applications from entrepreneurs and investors to those seeking protection under the Refugee Convention or in reliance on the protection offered by the Human Rights Act. Gavin also frequently represents clients in high-profile deportation hearings. Gavin also has considerable experience of both administrative and Judicial Review in both the High Court and the Upper Tribunal. Unlike many practitioners in this field, Gavin has experience acting both for and against the Home Office giving him a distinct advantage in any challenge because of his inside knowledge.

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