Simon Thomas - Partner

Simon Thomas

T: +44 (1534) 766254 F: +44 (1534) 737355 E: simonthomas@bakerandpartners.com

Simon Thomas is an English Barrister and Jersey Advocate.

Simon was educated at Oxford and called to the English Bar in 1995. He undertook a mixed civil and criminal practice at 7 Bedford Row Chambers, London, between 1997 and 2012.

He joined Baker and Partners in October 2012 before qualifying at the Jersey Bar in 2014; achieving the highest mark of his year in the Trusts, Property, Contract, and Family papers as part of the Jersey Bar Exams. He has appeared regularly in the Courts in Jersey since qualifying.

He was appointed a Crown Advocate in 2015.

Simon retains his English Practising Certificate and is able to practice at the English Bar.

Experience

Simon has over 20 years practical courtroom experience. He undertakes work which spans a number of diverse areas of law, including; contentious trusts litigation, commercial litigation, employment law, public law and judicial review, licensing, and family & matrimonial law.

He is also skilled in the handling of cases with an international aspect, including; asset tracing, international legal assistance (in particular dealing with issues that arise when Jersey is asked to assist criminal investigations in another jurisdiction) and Proceeds of Crime issues (particularly in relation to frozen funds).

He has acted for both the prosecution and defence in serious crime matters, ranging from fraud cases to cases involving historic sexual offending.

Simon also has significant experience in regulatory issues; including conducting and advising upon internal investigations.

Publications

Asset Recovery (Jersey Chapter), Getting the Deal Through, 2015

Regularly speaks at seminars on areas of expertise.  Recent seminars include: 

  • Offshore directors – are they untouchable? – Offshore Alert, London, 2015
  • Dealing with Sanctions, 
  • Recent Developments in Tax Crimes,
  • The concept of Dishonesty in Civil, Criminal and Regulatory law
  • Does Jersey need a criminal code?

Rankings

  • Legal500 2016 Recommended Lawyer