Gareth has had a varied career. He has worked in the insurance
industry both in the UK and overseas and is an Associate of the
Chartered Insurance Institute.
served as a Member of Parliament from 1997 to 2005 and was one of
the first members of the joint human rights committee. He served as
a member of the Social Security Select Committee and was
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Wales
and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
He is a
Fellow of the Industry and Parliament Trust. He has served on the
board of a number of charitable trusts and a housing
practises in the field of general common law and has
experience of most areas of common law, including crime, licensing
and public enquiries.
returning to the Bar in 2005 he has practised mainly in personal
injury and employment law. However he has retained an interest in
family law particularly financial work.
accredited by the Bar Council as being able and prepared to
undertake Direct Public Access work. This means in
appropriate cases individuals or companies may be able to instruct
him directly without the need to instruct a solicitor. This can
often be more cost effective for clients. For further details
please contact the clerks at Chambers.
He is a
fluent Welsh speaker and often conducts cases in Welsh. He
undertakes pro bono work for the Northern Circuit Free
Representation and Advice Service.
Gareth regularly appears for and advises both Claimants and
Respondents in a wide range of employment matters including unfair
and wrongful dismissal, age, sex and race discrimination.
Gareth has also conducted a number of whistleblowing cases at
employment tribunals and is interested in developing this area of
Gareth appears for both Claimants and Defendants. Has particular
experience of employers liability and public liability work both
fast track and multi-track.
He has experience of and an interest in occupational disease