AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Simon is an experienced junior barrister, specialising in all aspects of serious personal injury and occupational disease. He is instructed for claimants and defendants equally, undertaking work up to and including higher value multi-track/catastrophic injuries. He regularly attends court and commands a very busy and successful paperwork practice. He is an extremely effective cross-examiner with excellent attention to detail. He strives to put clients at their ease and make the litigation process less stressful for them, whilst securing them the best result possible.
Year of Call: 1997
MA (Hons) Cantab (Law at St Catharine’s)
Diploma in Sports Law (Kings College, London)
Chambers UK 2023
"Simon is an excellent technical specialist, he cuts through complex issues with ease."
"He demonstrates great compassion."
"He is extremely approachable and is excellent with clients."
Legal 500 2023
‘Simon is excellent; So knowledgeable, incredibly thorough in his advice, always happy to talk things through, is professional at all times and very good with clients. He always puts them at ease and always makes himself available.’
Chambers UK 2022
"He is courteous, sensible and pragmatic. He has good judgement and is a very pleasant person to deal with." "Excellent. He is calm, well prepared and a very able advocate."
Chambers UK 2021
"He is always meticulously prepared and is extremely personable." "He is very incisive, detailed and gets straight to the core issues." "He is a great performer in court and one of the most personable individuals you will meet."
Legal 500 2021
"Thorough grasp of factual and legal issues, extremely forensic in examination of facts/evidence and excellent communicator, putting clients at ease. Attention to detail is obvious and impressive negotiator in JSM."
"Simon is quick thinking and able to consider and provide practical and agile solutions. Simon is very much hands on and accessible and keen to get involved in the cases. Simon is personable and enthusiastic - clients warm to him quickly and trust his views."
"He sees the bigger picture, combing sound legal advice with practical concerns."
Legal 500 2020
"Very down-to-earth, personable and hands-on with a strong work ethic."
Chambers UK 2020
"He's easy to deal with and a good advocate. He's very straightforward and concise in his advice." "A very pleasant opponent with a good eye for detail."
Chambers UK 2019
"He is meticulously well organised and well prepared."
Legal 500 2019
"An excellent communicator."
Chambers UK 2018
"A very capable counsel who is always well prepared."
"Thorough, grasps the issue at stake and very personable."
Legal 500 2018
‘Recommended for all aspects of serious injury and occupational disease work.’
Legal 500 2017
‘A safe pair of hands.’
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