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Charles Simpson

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Charles was called to the Bar in England and Wales in 1996 and subsequently in Gibraltar in 1997.  He qualified as an English solicitor in 2003. 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).

Charles is recognised as a leading individual (band 1) in Dispute Resolution  (Gibraltar) by Legal 500 and 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 (

Charles is also an Associate Member of Gatehouse Chambers in London.