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Camilla Whitehouse

Camilla Whitehouse

Year of Call:     2010

Camilla was called to the Bar in 2010, having graduated from Kings College, London with a Joint Honours degree.  She then obtained a distinction in her LLM in Professional Legal Practice, coming top of her cohort.

In 2014, whist practising from chambers in Inner Temple, Camilla became one of the most junior barristers in England and Wales to qualify under the public access scheme. In 2017, she set up Gainsborough Law and in 2018 she was authorised by the Bar Standards Board to conduct litigation. 

Camilla’s work, both advising and litigating, covers all areas of traditional and commercial chancery law with a particular emphasis on property, landlord and tenant, bankruptcy and insolvency, company and commercial and wills and probate.  Camilla also has a thriving employment law practice and a growing reputation as a leading expert in HMOs. 

Camilla regularly represents clients in the High Court, County Court and Tribunals. 

Camilla accepts direct access instructions and is able, where required, to conduct litigation on behalf of her clients.


    • Advised and represented the Claimant in fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of contract claim against estate agents, securing substantial damages.
    • Instructed by leading London chambers to represent them in their claim against one of their former barristers. At trial, successfully examined-in-chief and cross-examined a leading silk and junior, winning the claim and costs.
    • Represented Defendant pedigree breeders in prohibitory injunctive claim preventing sale of pedigree puppies. Won with costs.
    • B v K & AS Ltd (F.K.A. AS Plc) – Instructed to advise and draft pleadings on behalf of the First and Second Defendants (a director and his company respectfully) in a complex counterclaim of just under £500,000. 
    • Instructed to represent a solicitor’s firm in breach of contact claim, winning claim.
    • Dr L v C – Represented the Defendant in restitutionary claim of goods, specific performance and compensation.
    • Instructed to advise US Claimant in $500 million settlement in a multi-national employment dispute involving US, French and UK companies.
    • Advised and represented Hong Kong based director of a company such supplying goods to the U.K. in unfair prejudice and shareholder dispute against a fellow director.