Mr Simon Baker > Chambers of William Clegg QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of William Clegg QC
2 Bedford Row


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”)


Called 1998 (Inner Temple)


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


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

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Simon Baker2 Bedford RowHe guts, analyses and organises a case in record time.