Simon Elcock

Simon Elcock

Partner

DMH Stallard (Crawley)

Griffin House

135 High Street

Crawley

RH10 1DQ

Simon is a Partner and the Head of Dispute Resolution, 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 insurance and banking sectors.

He regularly advises on matters involving breach of contract and breach of duty, professional negligence, director, shareholder and partnership disputes, defamation, 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 with sources praising his “pragmatism and flexibility," and the "sensible and commercial approach" he takes.  He is also praised in Legal 500 2022: "‘Simon Elcock is very calm under pressure, confident and authoritative in his advice. Clients respect him and his initial judgement on a case is rarely wrong."

His private sector clients include a number of the UK’s leading banks, such as The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, as well as other significant companies including Real Estate Advisory & Property Management UK Ltd (formerly Strutt & Parker LLP),  and BDO LLP. His 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 after spending the initial part of his career in the hospitality industry, and became a Partner in July 2001.

Clear and robust litigator with excellent client handling skills. Very user friendly and builds trust and confidence with the client very well.

Legal 500 UK 2023

He is a good, robust litigator who reacts quickly to situations and has excellent judgement - when he takes a view on a case, it is rarely wrong.

Chambers and Partners UK 2022

I really enjoy working with Simon Elcock - he is very responsive, has a good sense of urgency and works collaboratively.

Chambers and Partners UK 2022

Simon is very calm under pressure, confident and authoritative in his advice. Clients respect him and his initial judgement on a case is rarely wrong.

Legal 500 UK 2022

He's very clever and his judgement of a case is always spot on.

Chambers and Partners UK 2021

Associated blogs

Business leaders need to take note of the new Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022

Blog
16/03/2022
Simon Elcock, Head of Dispute Resolution, explains the background to the new Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act and what it will mean when introduced
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DMH Stallard’s debt collection team improves cash flow for commercial clients

News & PR
10/11/2021
Leading South East law firm DMH Stallard recovers £134,600 in unpaid debts for major international medical company
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The Rise and Rise of Fixed Costs in Litigation

Blog
12/10/2021
Changes to the way litigation claims are run are on the horizon. Simon Elcock explains the growing significance of fixed costs.
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The Rise and Rise of Fixed Costs in Litigation

Blog
12/10/2021
Changes to the way litigation claims are run are on the horizon. Simon Elcock explains the growing significance of fixed costs.
Read more Read
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