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Simon Oakes practises in commercial law, with a particular focus on banking & financial services matters. He has been involved in major financial services cases in recent years, including the LIBOR test case of Graiseley Properties Ltd v Barclays Bank Plc in the Court of Appeal, and Hockin v Royal Bank of Scotland in the High Court. He has particular experience of LIBOR, and various banks’ Global Restructuring Groups and Business Support Units.

Having been seconded to both the Financial Services Authority and the Pensions Regulator, Simon has acted for individuals in complex regulatory cases, including those brought by international banking regulators.

Personal Injury

Simon has been instructed in several high-value, catastrophic personal injury / clinical negligence cases, and has been led by Christopher Wilson-Smith QC and Colin McCaul QC.

Simon also regularly acts in cases involving travel law and injuries sustained abroad.

Appointments & Memberships

  • COMBAR
  • Financial Services Lawyers Association
  • Association of Pension Lawyers

Awards

  • Sir Louis Gluckstein Prize For Advocacy
  • Lord Denning Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Scholar, Christ Church, Oxford University
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