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Luisa Gibbons, Principal Associate

Luisa Gibbons

Principal Associate

Practice areas

  • Commercial litigation
  • Health and life sciences
  • Inquiries and investigations
  • Litigation and dispute management

Practice notes

Luisa is a principal associate in our litigation and dispute management group and part of our inquiries and investigations team. Luisa has worked in dispute resolution with private and public sector clients since qualification with Eversheds in 2002. She has special expertise in public law issues.

Luisa was one of the Senior Lawyers instructed as part of the team acting Solicitor to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Inquiry.

Luisa has a breadth of experience in all areas of dispute resolution including mediation. She commonly advises on breach of contract, termination, restrictive covenants and defamation.

Luisa was part of the team that acted for the Department for Transport in the high profile judicial review and procurement challenge relating to rail franchise awards. She previously acted for DEFRA in relation to restitution claims arising out of the foot and mouth outbreak. She has advised Universities and Deaneries defending judicial review applications and acted in judicial review proceedings relating to the closure of care homes.

Luisa is recognised for her professional discipline work having acted for the General Medical Council over a 7 year period and more recently having been appointed to the Care Council for Wales’ panel of Presenting Officers.

Luisa is also experienced in representing clients seeking to challenge decisions of regulators, including OFSTED, the Care Quality Commission and the Quality Assurance Agency.

Luisa has been regarded by Chambers and Partners as a leading individual since 2009 with comments including that she is “widely recognised for handling difficult witnesses and tricky cases with a calm and reassuring manner” and “a formidable record for handling investigations and prosecuting allegations of misconduct against medical professionals”.

She is a member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers.