Barry Samuels, Solicitor / Consultant

Barry Samuels attended at Manchester University where he gained a first class honours degree followed by a first class honours in his professional qualification. He qualified at Nabarro Nathanson in 1971 where he became the youngest solicitor appointed to partnership. He moved to become a partner and subsequently head of department at Manches & Co in 1974, Brecher & Co in 1986 and finally Kingsley Napley in 1996. After retiring from Kingsley Napley in 2009 he joined GSC in 2010 as a consultant returning to practice after missing the challenges of dispute resolution.

Wide Variety of Disputes

Barry deals with a wide variety of disputes (many with an international element) and some of his recent cases at GSC include:

– a shareholders’ dispute involving a deadlock company in which one of the two shareholders sought permission to bring a derivative action;

– successfully resisting with indemnity costs an attempt by a Russian businessman to obtain an anti-suit injunction in England to restrain proceedings in the New York Court. The case also involves a Jersey law element;

– a franchise dispute regarding the marketing in America and Canada goods carrying the Gordon Ramsay branding;

– a dispute regarding the sale a property owned by an elderly and frail gentleman at a significant undervalue involving breach of the estate agents’ duty and challenges to the bona fides of the purchaser;

– seeking injunctive relief regarding the interference with property rights at an industrial site in Park Royal.