Simon Elcock

Simon Elcock

Simon Elcock

Partner

What they say

"Excellent hands-on approach and understanding of the subject matter" "Flexible, keeping everyone updated and providing tremendous client service."

Chambers and Partners UK 2020

 Simon leads the firm’s Regional Dispute Resolution Group, which also includes the firm’s Debt Recovery, Insolvency and Personal Injury practices.

Simon has an established practice and significant following and he is known for dealing with large scale, complex corporate and commercial disputes with particular expertise in the banking sector.

His principal areas of expertise include professional negligence, director, shareholder and partnership disputes and defamation as well as commercial and corporate fraud and judicial review.

Recognised as one of the foremost litigation lawyers in the South of England, Simon is recommended in Chambers & Partners as "one of the leading figures in the region" with sources praising his "unflappable approach and magnificent preparation of cases."  Simon is also "highly regarded" in Legal 500 for his "commercial and pragmatic approach" .

His private sector clients include a number of the UK’s leading banks as well as other significant companies including Real Estate Advisory & Property Management UK Ltd (formerly Strutt & Parker LLP) and BDO LLP. Public sector clients include a number of universities and unitary authorities.

Simon is an Accredited Mediator with the Centre for Dispute Resolution (CEDR) and is experienced in and an advocate of all recognised forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR")

Simon qualified as a solicitor in 1997, having trained with the firm, and became a Partner in July 2001.

Notable cases

  • Acting for a retired TUI Airlines pilot in a judicial review brought against the Civil Aviation Authority regarding his forced retirement on grounds of age. The case was widely reported in the media.
  • Acting for a major international bank in a dispute with a high profile individual in the arts world in relation to an alleged fraud worth up to £85 million
  • Defending claims brought against well known educational establishments and public sector bodies involving issues around alleged breach of duty, discrimination and defamation

Simon's memberships and associations

  • Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution – Accredited Mediator

Personal Awards

Chambers and Partners UK 2020 (Ranked In - Simon Elcock)
Legal 500 2020 (Leading Individual)

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