Charles Gomez was called to the Bar in London in 1982. He has practiced In Gibraltar for over 30 years.

In recent times he has led as counsel for the successful parties in several major trials, arbitrations and appeals including;

  • Z v GHA, The largest ever-clinical negligence damages award (2002) and several others since, including R v GHA (2013) and A v GHA (2014).

  • Gibraltar Gold Coin Company case (2004) in which the Court of Appeal declared import duty on gold coins to be null and void.

  • S v United Kingdom (2005) a major extradition case.

  • Re; EB (2006) Multi jurisdiction contractual dispute.

  • Re; Rosia Tanks (2006) rights of light litigation - He regularly advises on rights of light and other building construction matters.

  • In 2009 he acted for the then Chief Justice of Gibraltar, the Hon. Mr. Justice Schofield in a reference to a seven member Board of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London.

  • Re; Clifftops House judicial review of planning permission for new power station (2010).

  • Marrache v AG (2012) Access to justice litigation which led to the revamping of legal aid in complex fraud cases. In addition he acted for one of the defendants in the same case in other cases of Constitutional importance throughout 2013 & 2014.

  • Re; Advalorem (2015) Overturning freezing injunction in a major financial services / Funds litigation up to Court of Appeal.

  • Re; R (2015) Costs dispute litigation held in our client's favour in the Court of Appeal.

  • Throughout 2015 Charles Gomez has led on a number claims under the for rectification against several newspapers and TV stations in Spain, working with prominent Spanish agents.

He has made submissions to the European Commission in relation to State Aid and the Gibraltar Finance Centre. We have wide experience in multi-jurisdiction litigation. Our team handles a wide range of cases. We believe litigation should always be the last resort but if it cannot be avoided, then a well thought out strategy is essential.

We are available to act as agents/ Counsel for overseas legal firms.

For more information please contact us on 200 74998 or email info@gomezco.gi

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