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Gareth is a qualified barrister who specialises in commercial law and family law. Solicitors and clients recommend him for his straightforward advice and his natural ability to solve problems. He is based in Walsall but regularly attends court in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Telford, and all of the courts within the Midlands.

Gareth can be instructed via solicitors, but is also licensed to provide his services directly to members of the public without the involvement of a solicitor. This can lead to a significant reduction in cost without compromising on the quality of the service. Gareth is happy to provide this service to both individuals and companies alike.

To learn more about how Gareth can help you, please read on. To contact him, please use the contact form here.

Law for Individuals

I am qualified to provide legal services to you as an individual whether you want to use a solicitor or not. I am one of a number of direct access barristers who can provide services directly to the public and so the choice is yours

There are a number of times in your life when you might need expert legal help. A significant amount of my practice as a barrister involves representing individuals when they need me most, and when I do so I make their problems my own until they are solved. I credit myself with strong legal knowledge and the ability to craft a winning argument, but much more than that I am a natural problem solver.

I can therefore help you to solve your problems in the following areas:

  • Child contact disputes 

  • Consumer disputes

  • Landlord and tenant 

  • Contractual disputes

  • Bankruptcy

Initial advice is always free. Please contact me using this form and I will get back to you as soon as I can. If you are considering asking me to work for you on a direct access basis then I ask that you read my direct access FAQs first.

Law for Businesses


"Gareth is a dedicated and well prepared Advocate who goes the extra mile to meet the client’s objectives."

Jaskaran Dhillon - D & N Solicitors

I am a business geek at heart. For as long as I can remember I have absorbed myself in the world of commerce through books, podcasts, and through starting and running my own businesses. This means that when we work together you get the benefit of a lawyer with the sort of commercial common sense that is in precious short supply.

When I work with your business I take your problem and I make it my own. That stands true whether you're in the middle of court proceedings, or whether you need some advice on a supplier dispute, or if you just need somebody to update your company documents. I take the difficult, mundane tasks off your to-do list so that you can get on with making your business the success you want it to be.

Best of all I can help you in one of two ways. If you have a solicitor then you can ask to instruct me through them. Or, if you want to benefit from some potential cost savings, then you can instruct me directly under the direct access scheme of which I am part. If you want to contact me directly for a fixed-fee quote then please complete my enquiry form and I will get back to you. 


(More information on the direct access scheme from my regulator can be found here.) 

Here are the areas of law in which I practise:

  • General commercial law

  • General civil law (including setting aside judgments)

  • Contract law

  • Sale of goods law

  • Company law

  • Banking law (mortgages, guarantees, etc)

  • Landlord and Tenant (both residential and commercial)


Here are examples of what I can do for your business:


Business Disputes

If you end up in a dispute with a customer or supplier then I can do the following:​

  • Represent you at trial or at any hearing.​

  • Advise you about challenging a county court judgment entered against you.

  • Complete any paperwork required, such as Particulars of Claim or a Defence.

  • Advise you on the likely outcome of the dispute if it were to go to trial.

  • Advise you on the best negotiated settlement in all of the circumstances.

  • Write letters for you to send to your opponent in order to spell out your position with the backing of legal authority.

General Legal Tasks

You want to make sure that your business is rock solid from a legal standpoint. I can add value to your business by doing any of the following:

  • Review and update your terms and conditions so that your business is protected and so that your customers know where they stand when they buy from you.

  • Review or write contracts between you and your suppliers or customers so that you can be sure of your rights and obligations and that they will be legally enforceable.

  • Assist with amendment of company documents such as the articles of association.

  • Advise on corporate governance issues relevant to the directors of the company.

  • Advise on day-to-day issues arising for the company.

Law for Businesses

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