Gavin Dingley FCIArb


Gavin has a domestic and international practice specialising in business immigration, professional discipline and international arbitration. As part of his international practice, he has acquired rights of audience before the Astana International Finance Centre Court in Kazakhstan and Abu Dhabi Global Market in the UAE and is working towards further admission in Scotland.

Gavin’s immigration practice focuses on creating immigration solutions for individuals and businesses moving to the U.K. or those interested in recruiting the best talent from abroad. In addition, Gavin is regularly instructed by solicitors and general counsel to help businesses become licensed sponsors and he advises on maintaining A-rated status with the Home Office. He brings a unique perspective from his work as counsel instructed by the Home Office and Government Legal Department at every tier of the court and tribunal system.

As part of his regulatory practice Gavin represents professionals before disciplinary tribunals and has a particular focus on sports. He appears before domestic regulators such as the Solicitors’ Regulatory Authority, National Midwifery Council, Teaching Regulation Agency and General Medical Council and advises on subsequent challenges to the High Court. He also has a growing sports law practice where he represents and advises athletes on selection, anti-doping violations, eligibility and disciplinary issues from a range of different sports and jurisdictions. He brings a unique perspective to cases having been a high-level athlete himself before coming to the Bar.

Gavin’s commercial practice has a focus on international commercial arbitration. He advises international corporations and often acts as part of large multi-jurisdictional legal teams as led or sole counsel in complex commercial disputes involving parties from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He represents clients in disputes administered under the LCIA, SCC, ICC, SIAC and UNCITRAL rules, and also has experience with post-award matters at the annulment and enforcement stages. Moreover, he has received, and continues to accept, appointments as sole and co-arbitrator.


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