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Chambers of William Clegg QC

LONDON, WC1R 4BU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7440 8888
Fax:
Fax 020 7242 1738
DX:
LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.2bedfordrow.co.uk

Simon Baker

Tel:
Work 020 7440 8888
Email:
Web:
www.2bedfordrow.co.uk/barrister/simon-baker/
2 Bedford Row (Chambers of William Clegg QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in business and regulatory fraud, money laundering and serious crime.  He is regularly instructed as leading, led or sole junior counsel in some of the highest profile cases in the UK.
Recent high profile cases include: LIBOR (representing the head of the Tullett Prebon Yen OBS desk who was acuitted of conspiring to manipulate the LIBOR rate); Operation Hornet (representing the main defendant in the the very high profile HBoS trial charged with fraud and corruption valued at over £250m); iSOFT (representing the CEO of a FTSE250 company acquitted of market manipulation); Operation Picasso (leading counsel for the first defendant, acquitted of conspiracy to defraud in a multi-million pound carbon credit "boiler room" fraud); and R v M, C & T [2017] UKSC 58 (successfully representing the corporate defendant and main director in a multi-million pound Trading Standards prosecution stayed as an abuse of process, including in the interlocutory appeal to the Supreme Court on the applicability of s.92 of the Trade Marks Act to the "grey market")

Career

Called 1998 (Inner Temple)

Member

Criminal Bar Association, Bencher of Inner Temple, Bar Council IT Panel, Fraud Lawyers Association, Lawyers for Liberty

Education

Leeds Grammar School, St Anne's College, Oxford [MA (Oxon)]


London Bar

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

Within: Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading juniors

Simon Baker - 2 Bedford RowHe stands out during the course of trials.

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Fraud: crime

Within: Fraud: crime – Leading juniors

Simon Baker - 2 Bedford RowVery bright, a quick worker, a good lawyer and good on his feet.

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