Charles Thomson is a partner and solicitor advocate in Baker McKenzie’s Dispute Resolution Practice Group in London. He co-manages the Business Crime Unit, and is part of the Financial Institutions Disputes, Contentious Trusts and Compliance and Investigations Groups. Charles joined the Firm as a trainee in 2002, and concurrently spent three months on secondment as a judicial assistant at the Royal Courts of Justice in the Civil Appeals Division. A solicitor advocate since 2007, Charles appears as an advocate in all Higher Courts in England and Wales. Chambers and Legal 500 both commend Charles for his legal practice. Charles is also listed as a Rising Star in Litigation by Legal Week.
Henry Garfield is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie's Dispute Resolution department based in London. Henry's practice focuses on fraud, asset tracing, internal investigations and business crime. He also undertakes general commercial litigation. Henry has just completed an 11 month secondment to the Serious Fraud Office, during which he was the Case Lawyer on an investigation into a £60 million fraud. The investigation involved unravelling trust and company structures in several offshore jurisdictions and has recently resulted in two individuals being charged with fraud and forgery offences.
Lereesa is an associate in the Baker McKenzie Dispute Resolution team based in London. Lereesa advises on a range of matters, primarily in the field of commercial litigation. Lereesa has also assisted clients in a number of more specialist areas including public law and product liability. She is a member of the team's Regulatory, Public and Media Law sub-practice group and the Global Healthcare Industry group. Lereesa joined Baker McKenzie as a trainee solicitor in September 2014 and qualified into the Dispute Resolution Department in September 2016. During her time at Baker McKenzie she has spent time working in the Dispute Resolution teams in Baker McKenzie's Hong Kong and Madrid offices.