New Member of Chambers
Gavin undertook pupillage under the supervision of Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Nathaniel Duckworth, Oliver Radley-Gardner and Mark Sefton. As a pupil, he gained experience of the full range of Chambers’ work, working on cases concerning, amongst other areas, adverse possession, forfeiture, marine rights, agricultural tenancies, easements, freehold covenants and land registration. As a second six pupil, led by Janet Bignell QC, Gavin appeared in the Chancery Division in Ineos Upstream Ltd and Ors v Persons Unknown (28 July and 12 September 2017), successfully obtaining and continuing a wide-ranging injunction restraining unlawful activities by protestors against hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’). This attracted considerable media attention. Gavin has a particular interest in human rights claims as they arise in relation to property disputes.
Before coming to the Bar, Gavin obtained a first class degree in Geography (Part I) and Law (Part II) from St John’s College, Cambridge. He came top of his year in Geography and sixth in his year in Law. Upon graduation, he returned to Cambridge to teach Equity at Sidney Sussex College whilst completing the BPTC at City Law School, in which he was graded Outstanding. Prior to commencing pupillage, Gavin worked as a paralegal for Stephenson Harwood LLP, assisting the property litigation team with a wide range of commercial property disputes and gaining experience of all stages of the litigation process.
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