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Gareth is an associate in the reputation management and privacy team within the firm's commercial dispute resolution department. He assists with a broad range of matters for private individuals and corporate clients as both claimants and defendants. His practice largely consists of claims involving defamation, breach of confidence, misuse of private information and the Data Protection Act 2018/UK GDPR, as well as the related areas of harassment and the Human Rights Act 1998. Gareth also assists clients in relation to forthcoming publications. 

He qualified in 2020, having initially joined the firm as a paralegal in 2016 before starting his training contract in 2018. Prior to this, he undertook an internship at a large international law firm in Shanghai and has also previously worked in the legal advice charity sector. He completed his Master of Laws in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Law, graduating with distinction. 

Gareth also chairs the firm’s LGBTQIA+ committee, leading fellow members in their shared aims to improve pathways for LGBTQIA+ employees, clients, contractors and visitors of the firm, and to become role models and thought leaders helping more LGBTQIA+ people to be their authentic selves at work, in society, and when accessing legal services.

Recent work highlights

  • Successfully negotiating the settlement of a novel claim brought under the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Data Protection Act 2018/GDPR, securing damages and costs for the client.
  • Assisting companies and individuals with claims in relation to defamation, privacy and data protection.
  • Successfully settling a privacy claim against a public authority, securing damages and costs for the clients.

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