- (FCIArb) Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution
Gwendoline is head of the firm’s Commercial Dispute Resolution Group and joined from City firm, Herbert Smith.
Ranked as a leading individual and in the top tier for commercial dispute work for a number of years, Gwendoline is a highly respected litigator and has been involved in several reported cases. The Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession describes Gwendoline as “first-class” and “a star litigator who is very commercial and responds very quickly no matter what time or time zone.”
Her clients come from multiple industries and business sectors and include major corporates and leading financial institutions. She has more than 25 years of experience of representing clients in their most complex and important disputes. Her practice includes commercial and civil litigation matters, regulatory matters, internal investigations and domestic and international arbitrations.
She is an accredited mediator with the Centre for Dispute Resolution, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the International Bar Association. For the last three years, she has been a Governor of the College of Law.
Gwendoline is ranked as a leading individual in her field by independent guides to the profession: Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers.
In their words
"Long-standing relationships with clients is a core element of my business philosophy. My aim is to make my clients feel that I am one of their team; that I know their business, their people, their strategic aims and that I am there 100% for them all of the time. In terms of my approach to disputes, any lawyer can give clients legal theory but my emphasis is on providing commercially intelligent, pragmatic advice which gets to the root of the matter quickly. This enables clients to achieve their objective without detracting from the management of their day-to-day business and incurring significant legal costs."