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Gary is a respected UK barrister with more than 35 years’ experience.
He focuses mainly on private prosecutions, forensic investigations, and criminal and medical defence – and has other specialisms in dispute resolution and crisis management.
Background and expertise
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.
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.
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 All charges against Kenyatta were withdrawn in 2014.
Gary represents those accused of disciplinary offences by the General Medical Council (GMC), Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
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GDC Fitness to practise case; instructed by Capsticks for the GDC. Issues of consent in emergency treatment.
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.
Fraud and financial crime
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- Joint editor of Fraud Law Practice and Procedure, Lexis Nexis
- Numerous articles in the New Law Journal and Money Laundering Bulletin
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
Confiscation / POCA
Fraud, Bribery & Corruption
Regulatory / Disciplinary
Financial and Corporate law
BA Law (Hons) (2:1), East London University
Criminal Bar Association (CBA), Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)