Mr Charles Simpson > Triay & Triay > Gibraltar, Gibraltar > Lawyer Profile

Triay & Triay

Work Department

Dispute Resolution & Private Client




Charles was called to the Bar in England & Wales in 1996. In 1997 he was called to the Bar in Gibraltar. 1996-1999 Associate, Hassans. 1999 to date Triay & Triay (Partner 2004). 2003 Admitted as an English Solicitor.

Charles is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution and Private Client teams. His main practice areas are: commercial litigation (including commercial fraud / asset tracing); insolvency; and private client disputes (including trust disputes as well as divorce/ financial remedies/ family disputes). He is also a trained mediator.

Charles was recently invited to join ICC Fraudnet, a specialist network of anti-fraud and asset tracing lawyers.  Charles is the sole Gibraltar member.  Other memberships include ACTAPS; Resolution; the Association of European Lawyers and Globalaw.

He has contributed the Gibraltar Chapter of “International Trust Disputes” as published by Oxford University Press and also the Asset Tracing and Recovery Review as published by the Law Reviews.  He has also written the Gibraltar Chapter in four editions of a “Comparative Guide to Family Law” as published by Thomson Reuters as well as in International Relocation of Children as published by the same publisher.

Charles currently acts on behalf of the liquidator of Enterprise Insurance Company Plc in relation to Gibraltar’s largest insurance liquidation.  He appeared as junior counsel in the reported Privy Council case of Credit Agricole Corporation and Investment Bank v Papadimitriou [2015] UKPC 13 which is a leading authority in relation to proprietary claims ( 




Member of the following: The Law Society of England & Wales, Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, ACTAPS, Association of European Lawyers, The Gibraltar Bar Council.


BA (Hons) – Birmingham University CPE Dip Law – Westminster University BVC – ICSL QLTT – College of Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Gibraltar > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Charles SimpsonTriay & Triay

The ‘very impressiveTriay & Triay is ‘a go-to firm for disputes of any complexity’ and has ‘a pre-eminent reputation for trust and commercial litigation’. The firm provides ‘all the local know-how and international expertise a client could need’ and has ‘a huge bank of knowledge combined with a wealth of experience to draw on’. Leading the practice are ‘first-class litigatorCharles Simpson, who ‘exudes confidence and really knows his stuff’; the ‘tenacious and creativeFreddie Vasquez QC, who is known as ‘a worthy opponent in any courtroom battle’; and personal injury specialist Simon Triay, who is also experienced in trade mark disputes. In recent highlights, the team acted for Grant Thornton in a high-value insurance liquidation and handled a multitude of claims arising from it, and represented Natalie Balban-Diable in a dispute related to the ownership of a basement cellar in Gibraltar.