Gareth Thomas

Year of Call: 2011
Inn of Court: Lincoln’s Inn

Gareth Thomas

Gareth is currently an Associate Tenant employed at Capsticks Solicitors LLP.

A criminal and regulatory practitioner with particular interests in fraud and the proceeds of crime, extradition, nursing and midwifery and other healthcare professions.

A powerful advocate and a thoughtful adviser, he prides himself on finding new angles on difficult cases. Solicitors have been quick to note his thorough case preparation and attentive client care.

He is a Grade 2 Crown Prosecution Service prosecutor and has worked with a leading private prosecution firm. Before coming to the Bar, he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University and spent a number of years working as a speechwriter and policy advisor to a Shadow Minister at the House of Commons.

Significant Cases


  • Lord Brougham Scholarship (2009)
  • Lord Denning Scholarship (2010)


Areas of Specialism


Complex criminal cases he has been involved in include a cash-in-transit robbery at the Central Criminal Court, confiscation proceedings arising out of a large ‘boiler room’ fraud, and recently being led in a major money-laundering trial.

Professional Discipline & Regulatory Law
He spent 6 months seconded to the Nursing and Midwifery Council where he presented cases before fitness-to-practise committees in all four UK jurisdictions. He has experience of the Health and Care Professions Council and accepts instructions from both regulators and defence organisations.
Commercial Crime

He has also undertaken a secondment with the Financial Conduct Authority working at their headquarters in Canary Wharf. His work focused on disclosure review in prudential and conduct investigations concerning a high street bank.

He has also been seconded to the Serious Fraud Office working in bribery and corruption investigations with international focus.

Other Details

Before commencing practice, he volunteered for the migrant domestic worker charity Kalayaan, undertook work at a South London criminal defence firm, and taught debating at Lincoln’s Inn.