Simon is an expert advocate in civil and family litigation. He has particular interest in family finance disputes and matters involving commercial disputes, contracts and personal injury law. His early experience prosecuting and defending criminal trials provided invaluable experience and served to form the foundations of his advocacy style.
Simon’s clients appreciate his thorough preparation and affable manner. He remarks, “Getting the right advice at an early stage is paramount. It saves time and money which my clients may have but rarely want to waste!”
Before the Bar
Having read Classics and graduated from Cambridge University in 2005, Simon excelled at the College of Law where he gained the top marks in two of his final exams for the Bar and was awarded an Exhibition from Inner Temple. He was also a National Finalist in The Times/Herbert Smith Advocacy Competition. He went on to accept a position in the legal department of a Fortune 500 Company working on a project to implement processes necessary to comply with the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive. This was followed by employment as a legal costs advocate. These roles have given him valuable exposure to commercial realities.