Baker & Partners celebrates the achievements of Simon Thomas, Advocate and Senior Associate, who has been called to the Jersey Bar and received two awards from the Law Society of Jersey.
Simon was awarded the Davies and Ingram Award for Family Law after achieving the top mark in this field, and also received the Appleby Award for the Law of Contract, having attained the joint top mark with Katharine Marshall of Ogier. These awards follow on from two further awards presented by the Law Society in 2014 for the top mark in both the Trusts Law and Property Law examinations.
Simon was called to the Jersey Bar in December 2014.
Before moving to Jersey Simon practiced at a leading set of Barristers’ Chambers in London. He is a highly experienced Courtroom and Trial advocate with over seventeen years’ experience in civil and criminal cases in the Courts of England and Wales at all levels up to and including the Privy Council. He has worked on cases in Jersey alongside the lawyers at Baker & Partners since 2003 and in 2012 he accepted an offer to join the firm on a full time basis as a key addition to its litigation practice.
Since that time he has advised local institutions and individuals in relation to trusts and commercial disputes as well as regulatory issues. He has drawn on his extensive courtroom experience to advise on the effective conduct of litigation. As a Jersey Advocate he will practice across the full range of the dispute resolution work undertaken at the firm.
Stephen Baker, Senior Partner at Baker & Partners, commented:
“Simon’s recent achievements are testament to both his extensive experience at the English Bar, and his flourishing legal career here in Jersey. The awards he has won demonstrate his expertise in important areas of Jersey Law. He continues to go from one professional milestone to the next and I congratulate him on these excellent results.”
Simon Thomas added:
“I’m delighted to receive these awards and to be called to the Jersey Bar, and look forward to the continued development of my legal career here in Jersey.”