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‘As good if not better than you will find in London.’
Chambers and Partners (2006)

‘Seasoned practitioners with a wealth of City experience.’

Legal 500 (2005)

‘Commercially minded and very responsive.’
Legal 500 (2006)

‘Toby Gibson “always puts his advice into a practical context and makes constructive proposals.” His years practising in London and Hong Kong have given him extensive expertise in commercial and financial disputes where his skills as “a great tactician and strategist” have been invaluable to clients.’
Chambers and Partners (2008)

"Patrons flock to [the firm] for its "affordability without compromising quality...
the lawyers are credited with "well-considered and balanced responses".

Toby distinguished for his "strategic foresight" and one interviewee added:
"In particularly difficult circumstances, he keeps a calm head to steer you through the storm".
Chambers and Partners (2009)

"Standout figures of Gibson & Co. Solicitors Ltd’s highly regarded litigation practice include Jane and Toby Gibson"
Legal 500 (2016)


Dispute Resolution

Our Dispute Resolution practice is headed by Toby and Jane Gibson, both of whom have immediately relevant experience at the highest level. You are guaranteed to receive at least the same level of quality service as you would from a major City law firm.


The firm is regularly involved in litigation, international arbitration, mediation and dispute resolution in all its many forms.


We are ranked in Band 1 for Banking Litigation by Chambers and Partners in 2013 and 2014 with a "really strong and enviable practice" and a "truly stellar client list".


Our ranking in Chambers and Partners noted that clients hail [Gibson & Co.] as a fantastic and responsive team that excels at contentious work.  "The firm wins an impressive portfolio of instructions from high profile financial clients in national and international matters.  Its recent highlights include acting for Ceylon Petroleum in defence of a £101 million claim by Standard Chartered Bank in the Commercial Court".

The Legal 500, which takes references from over 250,000 clients, concluded that we provided "an outstanding and personal service" and that our "business acumen is second to none". We were shortlisted for Legal 500's Regional Firm of the Year for dispute resolution in 2014.

We are instructed by a number of states, international financial institutions and blue chip companies, including:

ING Bank N.V.
The Arab Republic of Egypt
Credit Suisse
Superdrug Stores Plc
The Attorney General of Sri Lanka
The European Commission

Some recent work highlights can be found here

We receive a substantial amount of referral work from firms magic circle firms and regularly find ourselves facing major London law firms in our disputes.

Please contact Toby or Jane Gibson or Michael Reed on 0191 273 3817 or e-mail:

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