Gary Summers


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.

Criminal defence
In criminal defence cases, Gary aims to clears the names of those unjustly accused of serious crimes here and abroad.

In 2011 Gary was retained as special investigation counsel on behalf of Uhuru Kenyatta in the International Criminal Court (ICC). In mid-2012 he was appointed lead investigation counsel for Kenyatta, in relation to his impending trial. All charges against Kenyatta were withdrawn in 2014.

Medical defence
Gary represents those accused of disciplinary offences by the General Medical Council (GMC), Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Mediation and Crisis Management
Gary is a qualified Mediator. Combining his skill sets Gary represents those in crisis. He has been instructed to intervene quickly on diverse matters.

Areas in which advice has been provided in the last few years include parents of a group of kidnapped children; parents affected by a natural disaster; company directors threatened with SFO intervention; several victims of multi-million pound frauds; several insolvency situations; a group of companies where one of the companies had become contaminated by mtic fraud; a professional man falsely accused of downloading pornography; a solicitors practice whose professional indemnity insurance (PII) claim was declined in the face of a multi-million pound negligence claim. Gary reinstated the PII within 4 weeks of being instructed and ultimately the insurers paid the claim and all the legal costs

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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

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)

N v N, 2017 to date

Acting for the claimants in contested probate proceedings

B v I and T, 2017-2018

Acting for the claimant in civil fraud proceedings

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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.


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.


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

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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




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Confiscation / POCA

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Financial Crime

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Fraud, Bribery & Corruption

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Private Prosecution


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Regulatory / Disciplinary


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Confiscation / POCA

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Financial Crime

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Fraud, Bribery & Corruption

Financial and Corporate law

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Civil Fraud

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Corporate Offences

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VAT Tribunals

Direct access



020 7489 2727


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


Private Prosecutors' Association

Criminal Bar Association

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

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