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Simon Baker QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Financial Crime
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Simon Baker QC
An accomplished silk with experience of regulatory and financial crime work, who is proficient in the full spectrum of fraud cases. He is acclaimed for his impressive skill in mastering the facts of document-heavy cases. Baker acts on highly complex matters for financial services clients, with his cases often including both civil and criminal elements. He offers particular expertise in cases concerning money laundering and bribery.
Strengths: "He is really a sensational barrister who does the highest-quality work." "He is a very talented and clever individual."
Recent work: Represented Dominic Chappell in relation to his prosecution for tax fraud following his takeover of BHS.
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Simon Baker is recognised as a leading counsel for Crime and Financial Crime, primarily specialising in cases of complex business and regulatory fraud, money laundering and serious criminal conspiracies. Appearing for both individual and corporate clients, Simon is regularly instructed as leading, sole or led junior counsel in some of the highest profile cases in the UK.

Recent high-profile cases include: The Post Office Horizon Appeals (representing the Post Office in relation to the appeals by sub-postmasters and review of convictions based on evidence from the Post Office’s Horizon computer system); R v Dominic Chappell (defending in relation to tax fraud allegations arising out of the acquisition of BHS from Sir Phillip Green); LIBOR (representing the head of the Tullet Prebon Yen OBS desk charged with conspiring to rig LIBOR rates); Operation Hornet (allegations of corruption and fraud valued in excess of £250m arising out of the HBoS impaired asset division); iSOFT (representing the CEO of a FTSE250 business charged with market manipulation); Operation Picasso (leading for the first defendant in a carbon credit "boiler room" fraud); and R v M, C & T [2017] UKSC 58 (the leading authority on criminal liability for "grey market" trading).

His full profile can be seen at http://www.2bedfordrow.co.uk/barrister/simon-baker.

Career

Called 1998

- MA (Oxon) (St Annes, College, Oxford)

- Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

Professional Memberships

- Criminal Bar Association

- Bar Council Information Technology Panel

- Fraud Lawyers Association

- Lawyers for Liberty

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