Gareth Shires

Call 2007

"He is the go-to person on the Dieselgate claims."

Chambers and Partners, 2024
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Practice Overview

Gareth has a busy and deliberately wide-ranging practice, dealing with both broad commercial litigation and clinical negligence.

He has significant group litigation experience and handles all manner of claims, including consumer, environmental, data privacy and medical product actions.  He is recommended as a leading individual for group litigation in Chambers & Partners.

Previous instructions include: the VW NOx Emissions Litigation; the British Airways Data Event Litigation, and group litigation against Ticketmaster.

Current instructions include the Mercedes NOx Emissions Litigation and anticipated litigation against a number of other diesel vehicle manufacturers; medical products litigation including the Essure Medical Products Litigation and litigation against various manufacturers of trans-vaginal mesh.  He is also instructed in numerous data privacy matters, including against Equifax, and several other household names.

Gareth also maintains a clinical negligence practice, representing Claimants and Defendants.  He has a particular interest in gynaecological, urinary and bowel injuries, including misdiagnosis, late diagnosis (including of cancer) and negligent surgery claims.