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 product liability actions.  He is recommended as a leading individual for group litigation in Chambers & Partners and is the only ranked individual practising outside of London.  He regularly appears in the High Court both as a lead junior and as sole counsel.

Previous instructions include the VW NOx Emissions Litigation, the British Airways Data Event Litigation, and group litigation against Ticketmaster and Equifax.  He is currently instructed in the Mercedes NOx Emissions Litigation and litigation against other car manufacturers including Ford, Peugeot-Citroen, and Nissan/Renault (collectively managed as the ‘Pan-NOx’ litigation), as well as medical products litigation including the Essure Medical Products Litigation and litigation against the manufacturers of trans-vaginal mesh.

Complementing his product liability experience, Gareth also maintains a clinical negligence practice and represents both 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.