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Charles Gomez & Co specialise in complex litigation in the areas of financial services, constitutional law, company law (especially obligations of directors), contract disputes, judicial review, professional negligence, clinical negligence, property, employment and family cases. 

Our lawyers regularly appear before all Gibraltar courts and judges, and we have acted as instructing solicitors before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London and the Spanish Supreme Court in Madrid.

Gibraltar is a self-governing common law jurisdiction. Legislation passed by the Gibraltar Parliament is closely modelled on United Kingdom equivalents.

The Civil Procedure Rules and Practice Directions of England & Wales have largely been transposed into Gibraltar litigation practice.

The principal superior courts in Gibraltar are the Supreme Court (which has the scope of both the High Court and the Crown Court in England & Wales) and the Court of Appeal for Gibraltar. Final appeals in cases not involving an EU or European Convention on Human Rights element is to the Privy Council in London. Where there is an EU or ECHR element references can be made to the European Court of Justice (for the moment) or to the European Court of Human Rights as appropriate. The fundamental rights in the European Convention on Human Rights 1952 are replicated in the Gibraltar Constitution.



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