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Gideon Roseman

"Gideon Roseman's preparation is meticulous, and he is happy to put the hard work in and understand the voluminous documents. In terms of his advocacy he is seriously tenacious and persuasive, particularly in front of High Court masters and judges. The clients think he is incredibly presentable."
(Chambers UK 2024)

Gideon Roseman is a Chancery and commercial litigator. He advises in contentious and non-contentious partnership matters, representing both firms and LLPs as well as individual partners and members, including professional practices, such as solicitors, financial advisers and recruitment consultants and property developers. He has significant experience of high value and complex litigation in Court and arbitration. He is regularly instructed to attend mediations.

He has recently appeared as sole counsel in a number of successful appeals in the Court of Appeal in relation to both partnership and shareholder disputes.

He also specialises in commercial litigation, commercial fraud, insolvency, shareholders’ disputes, property litigation (domestic and international), professional negligence and wills and trust disputes. He has particular expertise in relation to worldwide and domestic freezing orders, as well as other interlocutory prohibitory and mandatory injunctions.

He has acted in a number of committal applications, typically those arising out of breaches of freezing injunctions and ancillary disclosure orders, including appeals to the Court of Appeal.

Ranked in Band 2 in Partnership in Chambers UK 2022.

Partnerships & LLPs

Gideon has significant experience dealing with all aspects of litigation and arbitration concerning traditional partnerships, LLPs and disputes between shareholders. He also advises on non-contentious issues, such as drafting partnership agreements and dealings with share capital, including reductions of share premium accounts.

He has particular experience in dealing with unfair prejudice petitions and derivative actions.

Reported Cases:

  • Shah v Shah [2020] EWHC 1840 (Ch) acting for the claimant and First Part 20 Defendant in relation to a claim for breach of trust and wilful default about the trustees dealings with plots of land in India.
  • Shah v Shah [2019] EWHC 535 (Ch): acting for the claimant and First Part 20 Defendant in relation to the defendants attempt to avoid liability for interest on a £1million loan.
  • Shah v Shah [2019] EWHC 872 (Ch): acting for the claimant and First Part 20 Defendant in respect of a long-running partnership account, which included issues concerning the level of interest payable by one partner in relation to breaches of fiduciary duty.
  • Brierley v Otuo [2018] 11 WLUK 135, application for an unless order and costs.
    Shah v Shah [2018] EWHC 2075 (Ch), appeal concerning the admissibility of fresh evidence and the application of the Ladd v Marshal test.
  • Muhammad v ARY Properties & Ors [2016] EWHC 1968 (Ch): Partnership and loan dispute.
  • Popat v Khawaja [2016] EWCA Civ 362: Successfully opposing an appeal of a committal order.
  • Otuo v Brierley [2016] EMLR 6: Defendant’s successful appeal in relation to a costs and debarring order.
  • Popat v Khawaja [2015] EWHC 2481 (Ch): Partnership and shareholder dispute, obtaining an prohibitory injunction to restrain the owner of the business from dealing with the same and obtaining a mandatory injunction for the Petitioner to take over the business on an interim basis.
  • Otuo v Brierley [2015] EWHC 1938 (Ch): Partnership dispute, dissolution agreement.
  • Otuo v Brierley [2014] EWCA Civ 1804: Successfully opposing the Claimant’s application for permission to appeal.
  • Otuo v Brierley [2014] Lexis Citation 27: Partnership dispute, 5 day hearing with live evidence for the Claimant to re-amend his pleading.
  • Otuo v Brierley [2013] EWHC 2869: Partnership dispute, 3 day hearing with live evidence in relation to the Claimant’s material non-disclosure and discharge of a freezing injunction.


“He’s highly responsive and has real in-depth knowledge of partnerships and the professional services sector.”

“Gideon is very responsive, client-friendly and bright. A real team player, he gets into the detail and is robust in his advice. His cases often cover very technical and, in some instances, novel points.”

“Extremely diligent and a lawyer with encyclopaedic knowledge. In court he’s very forceful – almost like a dog with a bone. He really fights your corner and is a strong persuasive advocate.”

“Incredibly hard-working, very tenacious, quick to grasp facts and really prepared to put the hard yards in.”

Chambers UK 2024

‘Excellent with good, clear and quick communication.’

Legal 500 2024

“Terrifyingly bright yet approachable. The sort of barrister that one has complete and absolute confidence in to deliver the best result.”

“He’s very good at what he does and gets to the bottom of things very quickly. Clients are always impressed by his manner, and the advice he gives is clear and straight to the point.”

“Gideon is a go-to counsel when you need to take apart a matter which looks fiendishly complex. He’s extremely adept at breaking things down and making it easy for the court to follow your case.”

Chambers UK 2023

“Gideon is an extremely tenacious advocate who is very passionate about his work, which shows through in his advocacy and drafting.”

“He knows the partnership and shareholder disputes area really well and makes concise, well thought out submissions. He reacts well to judges and has very good client-facing skills.”

Chambers UK 2022

“Certainly the person you want fighting your corner in a dispute.”

Legal 500 2022

“Easy to deal with and very tenacious in his pursuit of the case.”

“If you were in trouble you’d want him in your corner.”

Chambers UK 2021

Consistently superb in terms of analysis and detail; leaves no stone unturned and gives every case his all leaving nothing on the field.

Legal 500 2020

“Gets stuck in with a passion and really fights your corner. He’s a man with a quick mind who it’s a pleasure to work with. If you want blood when fighting a case he is really up for it.”

Chambers UK 2020

“Incredible tenacity and a will to win”

Legal 500 2020

“A favourite for hotly fought cases, he gets stuck in with a passion and really fights your corner. He is a man with a quick mind, who is a pleasure to work with.”

“He commands respect from the bench and is very good on his feet.”

Chambers UK 2019

“Absolutely superb advocate, leaving no stone unturned.”

Legal 500 2018

“A lawyer who has deep knowledge of partnership law, and offers meticulous preparation and razor-sharp analysis. He’s very good with clients and determined not to lose.”

“A robust and effective court advocate.”

Chambers UK 2018

“Draws praise for his approachability, practicality and responsiveness.”

“A really hard worker with bucket-loads of passion: he’s good on his feet, good at the paperwork, full of energy and liked by clients.”

“Absolutely fantastic: he drills down into the detail very well, explains and advocates in a clear way, and if the other side has got it wrong, he makes sure the judge knows it!”

Chambers UK 2017

“He has an impressive aura in court, and is respected by judges in the Chancery division”

Legal 500 2017

“Highly experienced at handling disputes generated within both traditional and limited liability partnerships in the legal, financial services and property sectors, acting for firms and individuals alike. Respected as a formidable courtroom opponent up to and including High Court level, he also appears regularly in arbitrations and mediations.”

Chambers UK 2016

“Hardworking and tenacious.”

Legal 500 2016


  • Bar Vocational Course (Outstanding), BPP Law School
  • LLM (First Class), Hughes Hall, Cambridge
  • LLB (Hons), University of Bristol


  • Inner Temple Prize for BVC performance [2007]
  • Exhibitioner, Inner Temple [2005]
  • Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Scholarship, Inner Temple [2005]
  • E.M. Burnett Prize, Hughes Hall, Cambridge [2005]
  • Highest First in Intellectual Property, University of Bristol [2004]
  • Blackstone Press Prize, University of Bristol [2002]


  • Association of Partnership Practitioners (Sub-committee Member)

Associations & Memberships

  • Association of Partnership Practitioners
  • Chancery Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Gideon has given talks to firms of solicitors and accountants (including Maurice Turnor Gardner, Fox Williams LLP, Addleshaw Goddard LLP and Smith and Williamson) on company, LLP and Partnership issues.

For more information and advice

Call: +44 (0)20 7405 0758


Pricing Policy

Unless otherwise agreed my Clerk will calculate my fees based on my current hourly rate. My rates are reviewed annually and details can be obtained from my Clerk. Once a rate is set for any particular case the hourly rate will only ever be adjusted with express agreement between my Clerks and those instructing me. All fees are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate where applicable.

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Gideon Roseman is a self-employed, independent barrister whose practice is governed by the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales. He is regulated by The Bar Standards Board [Bar Ref 53971] and is fully insured with the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund [2360/067] to provide legal services, please refer to the BMIF website for full details of the world-wide cover provided. He is registered for VAT under the reference 984482375.

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