What they say
"Very assured, very knowledgeable and the type of chap to have in your corner if you're in a scrap."
Chambers and Partners
Simon is the partner who heads up the regional dispute resolution
group as well as the firm’s debt recovery and personal injury teams.
Simon’s own practice focuses on the resolution of large scale, complex, high-value and often high profile corporate and commercial disputes.
His principal areas of expertise include commercial and contractual disputes, often in the banking sector; breach of warranty and sale of goods claims; director, shareholder and partnership disputes; commercial and corporate fraud, including misappropriation and concealment of assets; contentious factoring, invoice discounting and the enforcement of guarantees. Simon also advises on professional negligence, mainly in financial, legal and construction contexts and judicial reviews for both claimants and defendants.
Simon’s private sector clients include a number of the UK's leading banks as well as other significant companies, including BDO LLP and Strutt & Parker LLP. In the public sector, his clients include a number of universities and unitary authorities, including St Mary’s University and the London Borough of Croydon.
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" .
An Accredited Mediator with the Centre for Dispute Resolution, Simon is an advocate of and experienced in a range of Alternative Dispute Resolution forms, including arbitration, mediation and adjudication.
Simon qualified as a solicitor in 1997, having trained with the firm, and became a Partner in July 2001.
- A wide range of advisory and Court related work for some of the UK’s leading banks
- Defending claims brought against well known educational establishments and public sector bodies involving issues around alleged breach of duty, discrimination and defamation
- Running a number of claims for professional services organisations, in particular, seeking to recover significant sums of money while defending allegations, often involving negligence/breach of contract
Simon's memberships and associations
- Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution – accredited mediator