Gareth Tilley


Year of Call: 2007

“A very thorough and detail-oriented barrister”. An excellent advocate.” 

He is very sharp and practical. He works quickly and is very realistic in his judgement.” “He is extremely thorough in his consideration of the evidence and when drafting pleadings and other documents. He has proven to be an excellent advocate in court.” 

Chambers & Partners

Practice Overview

Gareth’s practice focuses on fraud, and breakdowns within long-term business and personal relationships. This covers misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of confidence, employee competition, breach of contract, shareholder disputes, trust claims, asset tracing, proprietary estoppel claims, unjust enrichment and accessorial liability, plus associated interlocutory and enforcement matters such as freezing injunctions and committal applications. Gareth also acts in cases of intellectual property, professional negligence, insolvency, and regulatory/disciplinary matters, particularly where they touch on the above areas.

Gareth’s cases often have an international element, and he has acted and advised in cases in the courts of the Caribbean and Channel Islands. Gareth is appointed to the Attorney General's B Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown and is a Bar Standards Board Prosecutor. Before being called to the English Bar Gareth was admitted as a legal practitioner in New South Wales and worked as a judicial assistant in the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

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  • "He is very sharp and practical. He works quickly and is very realistic in his judgement."

    Chambers UK Bar
  • "A very thorough and detail-oriented barrister."

    Chambers UK Bar

Education & Qualifications

University of Sydney – BA (Music), LLB (First Class)

Exeter College, Oxford – BCL (Distinction)

Inns of Court School of Law – BVC (Outstanding)

Hardwicke, Lord Mansfield and Megarry Scholarships, Lincoln’s Inn

Winner of the Buchanan Prize and the Sir Louis Gluckstein Prize for Advocacy, Lincoln’s Inn, 2007

Winner of the University of Oxford Shearman & Sterling Mooting Competition, 2006

Appointments

Admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales 2004

Former researcher/judicial assistant to Justice Austin, Supreme Court of New South Wates 2004-5

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association

COMBAR

VAT Number

939946163

In the Press

Kids Company founder urges judge to spare her the 'stress' of a court case over the charity's financial meltdown after taking £42m of public money, Mail Online, 13 May 2019

Sir Owen Glenn KNZM ONZM and Kea Investments Limited v Eric Watson, Novatrust Limited and others [2018] EWHC 2016 (Ch), The Barrister, 5 October

Glenn v Watson Trust Dispute, STEP Journal, 2nd August 2018

Property Investor Gets OK To Drop £129m Deal in Fraud Case, Law 360, 1st August 2018

News & Events

  • News

    Chambers UK Bar 2022 - “the quintessential modern commercial chancery set”

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked in 11 practice areas in this year's Chambers UK... Read More

    News

    #SerleShare - Rescinding Contracts for Fraud – know the limits

    Following the recent settlement of HMRC v IGE USA Investments (featured by ITR EMEA Tax Awards 2021 as one of their ... Read More

  • Virtual Conference Session

    4th International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference New York

    Location: Read More

    Events

    Serle Court 4th International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference 2019 (New York)

    Location: Rainbow Room, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York Read More