Gary Summers

Introduction

Gary is a respected UK barrister with more than 35 years’ experience.

He focuses mainly on private prosecutions, dispute resolution, financial investigations and mediation and crisis management - and has other specialisms in medical and criminal defence.

Background and expertise

Private prosecution
In private prosecution cases, Gary seeks to identify crimes, perpetrators and backers – including those perverting the course of justice. He files information, procures summonses and prosecutes individuals in UK courts.

Dispute Resolution
Gary has advised on countless cases in the UK Court of Appeal and High Court. In the past 15 years he has advised claimants and defendant in multi-million loss cases in High Court, arbitration and insolvency proceedings involving marine insurance; construction; metal trading; receivables finance and investment fraud.

Since 2016 using his licence to litigate, Gary has been instructed in several civil fraud cases in the Commercial Court for claimants and defendants.

Financial investigations
In financial investigations, Gary seeks to identify crimes, perpetrators and backers, and provides evidence to authorities and/or private clients. He may also cause a recovery process to be instituted here and abroad, to recover the fruits of frauds.

Gary is an acknowledged expert in asset confiscation – and ranked as a leading junior in fraud in the Legal 500 (2006–14 edition).

In 2007, Gary set up an international forensic investigation capability – tested in 2007–08 during a substantial investigation in Dubai.

Read more

Private Prosecutions

B Ltd v H Ltd and others 2017-2018

Acting for the private prosecutor in proceedings for conspiracy to defraud.

P v R and D 2018-2019

Acting for the private prosecutor in proceedings for Fraud

T v G 2018 to date

Acting for the private prosecutor in proceedings for Fraud

Dispute resolution

SML v PT, ST and Estate of WS, 2019 to date

Instructed under license to litigate (instructing Lesley Anderson QC) in the Chancery Division (Business and Property Court) London for two director defendants and the estate of a third in connection with allegations of breach of director’s duty arising from a management buyout and a claim for £18m.

HT v LBG and BC LLP, 2019 to date

Instructed under license to litigate (instructing Brie Stevens Hoare QC) in the Commercial Court London for the Claimant in connection with allegations of an unlawful means conspiracy arising from the acquisition of Jaeger Group Ltd and Aquascutum Group Ltd in 2012 and a claim for £124m.

Re Debtor A, 2017-2018

Acting for A in contested bankruptcy proceedings

Re debtor H Ltd, 2017

Acting for the petitioner in winding up proceedings

G v G, 2017-2018

Acting for the applicant for financial relief in divorce proceedings in the High Court Family Division

Vincent Tchenguiz and Rawlinson & Hunter, 2015-2017

Advised in claims in the BVI and London against Grant Thornton (UK) and Kaupthing bank (Iceland)

Read more Dispute resolution

Disciplinary/Regulatory

Miss K, 2015

HCPC Registration appeal.

Dr B, 2015

GMC interim orders panel (IOP) and fitness to practise panel Suspension successfully resisted at IOP. Allegations concerning criticisms of care of terminally ill patient by doctor in private practice.

Ms Clay, 2015

GDC Fitness to practise case; instructed by Capsticks for the GDC. Issues of consent in emergency treatment.

Mr Moss

GDC Fitness to practise case; instructed by Capsticks for the GDC. Profound treatment issues concerning a well-known West Midlands implant specialist.

Young

General Chiropractic Council Fitness to practise case; instructed by Crowell and Moring for the defence. One of a series of cases relating to the capability of chiropractors generally and their website descriptions.

Publications

  • Joint editor of Fraud Law Practice and Procedure, Lexis Nexis
  • Numerous articles in the New Law Journal and Money Laundering Bulletin

Module Icon

PROFILE: Gary Summers

"Active in the areas of general and financial crime for over three decades. Particular areas of focus include MTIC frauds, corruption allegations and insider trading cases. He is very easy to deal with, very authoritative and is good at communication."

Chambers UK, 2016

Year called

1985

Specialisms

Crime

Module Icon

Confiscation / POCA

Module Icon

Cybercrime

Module Icon

Financial Crime

Module Icon

Fraud, Bribery & Corruption

Module Icon

Private Prosecution

Disciplinary

Module Icon

Mediation

Module Icon

Regulatory / Disciplinary

International

Module Icon

Confiscation / POCA

Module Icon

Cybercrime

Module Icon

Financial Crime

Module Icon

Fraud, Bribery & Corruption

Financial and Corporate law

Module Icon

Civil Fraud

Module Icon

Corporate Offences

Module Icon

VAT Tribunals

Direct access

Yes

Contact

020 7489 2727

Education

BA Law (Hons) (2:1), East London University

Memberships

Private Prosecutors' Association

Criminal Bar Association

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

Download Profile