Gavin has many years’ experience as a private practice lawyer specializing in competition law. He is currently a senior consultant with boutique competition law firm Euclid Law, and teaches competition law at Cambridge University as part of a Masters programme. Gavin was previously a Panel Member of the UK Competition & Markets Authority, where he decided complex merger, market and antitrust cases, for five years until March 2018. Before that, Gavin was a partner for 14 years with the international law firm Linklaters, advising senior executives and the boards of leading global companies and financial institutions on competition compliance and managing risk.

Gavin has an enduring interest in healthcare. He has advised global healthcare companies throughout his career, and his decisions at the UK Competition & Markets Authority included the merger of NHS Foundation Trusts.

Gavin is also Vice Chair of REAch2, the largest primary-only multi-academy trust in the country. It is a growing charitable organisation currently supporting around 60 primary academies across England.