Giles receives regular instruction across a broad spectrum of commercial litigation including civil fraud, contractual and tortious claims, with clients seeking out his cross-disciplinary expertise in complex, multi-layered disputes.
Cases have involved issues ranging from the fundamental principles of res judicata and issue estoppel -Kadiyali Madhava Srivatsa v (1) Secretary of State for Health, (2) The Practice Surgery Ltd  EWHC 2916 (QB) – High Court, and  EWCA Civ 936 – Court of Appeal, to the more esoteric and archaic doctrines of marshalling and subrogation – (1) Highbury Pension Fund Management Co. and (2) Cezanne Trading v Zirfin Investments Ltd and Others  EWHC 238 (Ch).
Giles has long-standing experience of employment law, having acted for the Environment Agency and the Police Federation, and has appeared before the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
Giles has particular expertise in civil disputes which involve a cross-over with regulatory or criminal law. Giles’ dual expertise is particularly valuable in helping clients to navigate cross-jurisdictional problems. In a current matter requiring his multi-disciplinary expertise – incorporating commercial, regulatory and criminal – Giles advises a group of investors seeking to recover substantial savings invested and lost in a Ponzi fraud where the financial advisor acted under the authority of an established investment firm.
Giles is experienced in obtaining, stress-testing and cross-examining expert testimony. He works with a wide range of professionals and is very comfortable getting to grips with complex and technical evidence in a multitude of specialisms. He has advised in cases with significant international dimensions, and is adept at securing and handling evidence from abroad – his cases will often involve an element of overseas evidence