Gayatri accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice. She has appeared in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights.

Between September 2018 and February 2019, she was seconded to the intellectual property team at Stephenson Harwood LLP where she worked on Glaxo Wellcome UK Ltd (t/a Allen & Hanburys) & Anr v Sandoz Ltd & Ors, a multi-jurisdictional passing off and trademark claim.

Before coming to the Bar, Gayatri taught EU law, tort law and land law at the University of Oxford. She also worked as a research assistant at the Law Commission and consultant to the International Bar Association.

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Commercial

Gayatri accepts instructions in all areas of commercial litigation. 

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Public & Regulatory

Gayatri accepts instructions in all areas of public and administrative law. She has worked on public law matters for individuals, regulated entities, government and disciplinary bodies.

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Civil Fraud, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

Gayatri accepts instructions in all areas of civil fraud. During pupillage, she worked on a number of fraud claims in the English and BVI courts, often involving issues of private international law.

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Gayatri accepts instructions in all areas of civil liberties and human rights work. She has worked on matters concerning civil liberties and human rights in the High Court and Court of Appeal. 

Before coming to the Bar, Gayatri worked as a reporter for the European Human Rights Reports. She wrote the headnotes of a number of decisions of the European Court of Human Rights.

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Environment

Gayatri accepts instructions in all areas of environmental law. 

Before coming to the Bar, Gayatri was a research assistant at the Law Commission working on a project commissioned by the Welsh Government to simplify and modernise planing law in Wales.

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Employment

Gayatri accepts instructions in all areas of employment law. She has worked on matters in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and High Court, including unfair and constructive dismissal, discrimination, breach of confidence and injunctions to enforce garden leave and post-termination restrictions. 

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EU & Competition

Gayatri accepts instructions in all areas of EU and competition law. 

In 2016 , Gayatri taught EU law to undergraduate students at Oriel College and Regent's Park College, University of Oxford.

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Intellectual Property

Gayatri accepts instructions in all areas of intellectual property law. 

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Media & Entertainment

Gayatri accepts instructions in all areas of media and entertainment law. 

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Achievements

Education

BA (Hons) Jurisprudence (Oxon); BCL (Distinction) (Oxon)

Prizes and Scholarships 

  • Conference Scholarship (ALBA, 2018) 
  • Phoenicia Scholarship (Bar European Group, 2018) 
  • Eastham Scholarship (Lincoln's Inn, 2017) 
  • Prize for Civil Advocacy (University of Law, 2017) 
  • Prize for Employment Law and Practice (University of Law, 2017) 
  • Winner, Lord Slynn of Hadley Cup (UKELA, 2017) 
  • Lord Denning Scholarship, Accommodation Award, Hardwicke Entrance Award (Lincoln's Inn, 2016) 
  • Provost's Award for Excellence (University of Law, 2016) 
  • Winner, Frances Patterson Shield (UKELA, 2016) 
  • Winter Williams Prize for European Business Regulation (University of Oxford, 2015) 
  • Francis Taylor Building Prize for Environmental Law (University of Oxford, 2014) 
  • Isaiah Berlin Prizes for Administrative Law and Jurisprudence (Corpus Christi College, 2013)
  • Scholar of Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford (2011 - 2014)

Publications

  • "Costs in Environmental Litigation" (2015) 27 Journal of Environmental Law 313
  • "The Costs of Will Rectification in Marley v Rawlings (No 2)" (2015) 70(3) Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 273
  • "Coventry v Lawrence [2015] UKSC 50: bad law makes hard cases?" (2015) 34(4) Civil Justice Quarterly 295

Volunteering and Pro Bono

Gayatri completed a six-month internship at ClientEarth in 2017. She has also worked pro bono for a number of organisations including the Free Representation Unit, Willesden County Court Duty Advice Scheme and Oxford Pro Bono Publico.


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