Gareth joined 1COR as a third six pupil in October 2022.
Gareth spent the first six months of his pupillage at 1 Crown Office Row and the second six at HM Revenue and Customs. At 1 Crown Office Row he was supervised by Isabel McArdle and Natasha Barnes. During this time he was exposed to work across a number of chambers’ practice areas, including tax, customs, inquests, inquiries, professional discipline, medical law, investigatory powers, immigration and judicial review. In his second six at HM Revenue and Customs, he gained experience in VAT and VAT-related judicial review. Gareth also undertook advocacy on behalf of HM Revenue and Customs in the First-tier Tribunal (Tax).
After pupillage, Gareth worked as part of the government’s legal team advising HM Revenue and Customs and HM Treasury on revenue and customs issues arising out of the UK’s departure from the EU during the ‘tunnel’ phase of negotiations in the final months before the expiry of the Transition Period. Gareth subsequently worked on Specialist Personal and Capital tax cases at HM Revenue and Customs, where he advised on Capital Gains Tax, Inheritance Tax, charity sector tax issues and trusts.
Immediately prior to joining 1 Crown Office Row, Gareth was Judicial Assistant to Lady Justice Andrews DBE and Lord Justice Stuart-Smith in the Court of Appeal. This included cases in the Divisional Court (Admin) and the Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal. While a Judicial Assistant, Gareth worked on appeals across a breadth of legal areas, including tax, immigration, environmental, employment and commercial law.
Outside of his professional roles, Gareth has been a supervisor on the Pink Law project at the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre in Mile End, East London since 2020. This is a pro bono initiative that provides practical legal advice to members of the LGBTQIA+ community on a range of legal issues, such as obtaining asylum, medical treatment, housing and benefits.
Gareth has a Masters degree in Taxation from Christ Church, University of Oxford, for which he obtained a Distinction overall. The areas in which he particularly excelled were Tax and Human Rights, Value Added Tax, EU Tax Law, Principles of International Taxation and the Taxation of Global Wealth.