Simon Bellm

Simon Bellm

Simon Bellm


Simon is a Partner in the Gatwick-based employment group. He is known for his ability to deliver pragmatic, commercially sound advice to organisations in both the public and private sectors with a particular specialism in supporting clients through complex employee relations and structural change issues. He also advises on complex TUPE issues. 

What they say

"...provides clear, pragmatic advice."

Chambers & Partners UK 2021

Simon has a thorough understanding of the particular issues affecting public bodies and those that work with them. His clients include Crawley Borough Council, Horsham District Council, Brighton Housing Trust, Change, Grow, Live , Shoreham Port Authority, the BRIT School, Greater Brighton Metropolitan College, Lancing College, FDM Group, and Sussex County Cricket Club..

Simon undertakes his own advocacy and is a highly successful advocate in Employment Tribunals throughout the UK and in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Simon regularly delivers training on all aspects of employment law and speaks at external conferences.

Simon joined the firm in 1986 as a trainee solicitor and qualified as a solicitor in 1988.

Notable cases

  • Advised Brighton City Council in relation to the transfer of its external catering services at locations such as Brighton Dome and Brighton Pavilion. The transfer was a complex multi party arrangement involving a variety of different staff groupings at the different sites. The arrangement was politically contentious with significant trade union involvement. It attracted substantial publicity in the local press.
  • Supported Genesis Housing Association through to the Court of Appeal in a legally significant and widely reported case relating to an employer’s responsibility to investigate allegations of misconduct. Genesis’s decision to dismiss staff accused of fraud was successfully defended through the Tribunal process and then upheld by the Court of Appeal.

Memberships and associations

  • Employment Lawyers Association

Personal Awards

Chambers and Partners 2021 (Ranked In - Simon Bellm)
  • Brighton Office

    1 Jubilee Street


    East Sussex

    BN1 1GE

  • Gatwick Office

    Griffin House

    135 High Street


    West Sussex

    RH10 1DQ

  • Guildford Office

    Wonersh House

    The Guildway

    Old Portsmouth Road



    GU3 1LR

  • Horsham Office

    Ridgeland House

    15 Carfax


    West Sussex

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  • London Office

    6 New Street Square

    New Fetter Lane


    EC4A 3BF

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