1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Winter 2021/2022 – Issue 11 - May 2022
Gideon has a busy practice spanning all areas of Chambers’ work. He was extensive experience in clinical negligence and personal injury, public and human rights law, inquests and public inquiries, and tax. Gideon is recognised as a leading junior by Chambers & Partners and as a rising star by the Legal 500.
Before coming to the Bar, Gideon obtained a First Class degree from Cambridge University where he read History, and a distinction on the GDL.Clinical Negligence
Gideon is regularly instructed in clinical negligence claims on behalf of both claimants and defendants.
His experience in clinical negligence claims covers a broad spectrum of medical practice, including healthcare in the community, and in NHS and private hospitals. He has experience in high-value claims, complex causation arguments, secondary victim claims, issues of informed consent and Fatal Accidents Act claims.
Gideon also has extensive inquest experience concerning physical and mental health care, and often represents families, clinicians and others in anticipation of litigation.
Listen to Gideon discuss secondary victim claims on episode 122 of our podcast LawPod UK here.
Gideon is regularly instructed in personal injury claims by both claimants and defendants. These include claims arising from accidents at work, employers’ liability and public liability claims, prison-related claims and serious road traffic injuries. He also has experience acting for the victims of sexual assaults.
He often acts in inquests relating to topics ranging from medical negligence to mental health issues, nursing care to road traffic accidents.
Listen to Gideon discuss secondary victim claims on episode 122 of our podcast LawPod UK here.
Gideon regularly represents bereaved families, doctors, government departments and other interested persons at inquests. He has extensive and broad experience covering inquests dealing with medical care, deaths in custody, mental health issues and road traffic deaths.
He also has experience in police-related inquests. He was instructed as junior counsel for the Metropolitan Police in the inquests into the deaths of the victims of serial killer Stephen Port, and was instructed as junior counsel to the Coroner in the Inquests into the Birmingham Pub Bombings (1974). He appeared in the Court of Appeal in the associated judicial review, Coroner for the Birmingham Inquests (1974) v Hambleton and others  EWCA Civ 2081.
Gideon is currently instructed as junior counsel to the Metropolitan Police on the Dawn Sturgess Inquiry.
He was previously instructed as junior counsel to the inquiry on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), working on the Accountability and Reparations investigation.
Listen to Gideon discuss Judge led inquiries on episode 18 of our podcast Law Pod UK here.
Gideon has a varied practice in public and human rights law.
He regularly advises and represents government departments across a range of issues including prison-related claims, privacy and data protection issues, discrimination, malicious prosecution and misfeasance in public office.
Gideon’s public law practice also touches on other areas including tax and inquests and inquiries. For example, he appeared as junior counsel in the Court of Appeal in the judicial review case of Coroner for the Birmingham Inquests (1974) v Hambleton and others  EWCA Civ 2081.
Gideon has been instructed on immigration judicial review claims, unlawful detention, claims relating to discrimination in prisons and articles 2, 3 and 8 ECHR matters. He has worked claims against the police and claims involving breaches of confidentiality, privacy and data protection. Gideon is keen to expand his practice across a range of public law matters, spanning prisons, data protection / cybersecurity and tax.
He has added to a wealth of experience gained during pupillage in which Gideon assisted in judicial review claims in respect of deaths in custody, immigration appeals and a number of article 8 challenges. He also worked on group litigation touching on private and public international law, conflict of laws, jurisdictional disputes and claims for breaches of A1P1 in environmental law.
He is appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Civil Counsel.
Gideon has a growing practice in indirect tax. He has appeared in a number of customs classification appeals concerning fire alarms, plywood panels and others.
Gideon was instructed by HMRC in an appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) relating to authorisation under the WOWGR legislation (Whittalls Wines Limited and Another v HMRC  UKFTT 0036(TC)). He was led by Stephen Nathan KC and Isabel McArdle.
He also has experience of cases involving MTIC frauds, the ‘fall-back’ provisions and anti-dumping duty.
Gideon Barth successful in customs classification appeal - Jun 2021
Gideon Barth successfully represented HMRC in a customs classification appeal brought by Fireangel Safety Technology Group Plc. The appeal concerned the correct tariff classifications of smoke and...
Shaheen Rahman QC, Gideon Barth and Jo Moore take part in Pathways to Law mock trial - Feb 2021
Today Sutton Trust Pathways to Law students hosted by the University of Roehampton will participate in a virtual mock trial with Gideon Barth and Shaheen Rahman QC coaching prosecution and defence...
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Congratulations on our Six Members appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel - Aug 2020
We are delighted to announce that Isabel McArdle and Matthew Hill have been appointed to the B Panel of Counsel, with Jessica Elliott, Gideon Barth, Emma-Louise Fenelon and Jonathan Metzer appointed...
Law Pod UK Ep.122: Secondary Victim Claims update with Gideon Barth - Jul 2020
In Episode 122, Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Gideon Barth about secondary victim claims, and the recent case of Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust  EWHC 1415. This episode also...
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Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse publish investigation report into Accountability and Reparations - Sep 2019
On 19th September 2019, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published a report in its Accountability and Reparations Investigation. The Investigation is looking at the effectiveness of...
The Birmingham Pub Bombings Inquest concludes - Apr 2019
On 5th April 2019, the jury returned its determination in the Birmingham Inquests 1974, which concerned the deaths of 21 people in the Birmingham Pub Bombings on 21 November 1974. The jury...
The Birmingham Pub Bombings Inquest opens - Feb 2019
On 25th February 2019 the Birmingham Inquests 1974, also known as the Birmingham Pub Bombings Inquest, officially commenced. The inquest is looking into the deaths of 21 people who died in or near the...
Peter Skelton QC, Matthew Hill and Gideon Barth successful in Court of Appeal inquests challenge - Sep 2018
The Court of Appeal today handed down judgment in a case arising from the renewed inquests into the Birmingham Pub Bombings. The case concerns the breadth of investigation that a coroner must...
Peter Skelton QC, Matthew Hill and Gideon Barth in Court of Appeal inquests challenge - Jul 2018
Peter Skeleton QC, Matthew Hill and Gideon Barth have appeared before the Lord Chief Justice in the Court of Appeal in a case arising from the renewed inquests into the Birmingham Pub Bombings of...
Gideon Barth, Jim Duffy, Lizanne Gumbel QC and Mark Wainwright running the London and Brighton Marathons - Jan 2018
Training has already begun for our members running the Marathon this year. We couldn’t be prouder of them undertaking this physical challenge in aid of such good causes and look forward to cheering...
Law Pod UK Ep. 18: Do Judge Led Inquiries work? - Nov 2017
With ongoing public inquiries into tainted blood (now the Infected Blood Inquiry) and historic child sexual abuse, Matthew Hill and Gideon Barth discuss the effectiveness of judge led inquiries with...
Blanket doping bans and human rights. Does a blanket ban on Russian athletes competing at Rio 2016 contravene human rights law? - Jan 2017