Gavin is a partner in the dispute resolution team and head of the firm's nationally recognised retail and consumer sector team. His 30 years of experience as a retail and consumer lawyer ensure that he has a full understanding of the needs of businesses interfacing with consumers, and he is client relationship partner for several national and international retailers.
Gavin is recognised as a leading individual in the field of litigation and provides specialist sector advice in relation to large and complex commercial disputes and corporate defence work. He also has a deep knowledge of regulatory issues relating to consumers and in particular advertising and marketing regulation giving advice on issues such as pricing, sales promotions, sponsorship credits and competitor complaints about misleading and defamatory material. Gavin actively participates in industry bodies such as the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Interactive Media in Retail Group (the leading trade body for ecommerce).
Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2017 ranks the Retail & Consumer Sector team led by Gavin in Band 1 for Retail work UK wide and notes:
"They are responsible, hard working and know their sector. We find them much more commercial than their competitors".