Simon Arnold Procurement Barrister
Simon has experience advising on the delivery and on-going performance of, in particular, large scale construction projects, including dispute avoidance and resolution in a range of tribunals. His experience includes advising a local authority on a large mixed use development, including procurement advice and negotiations with the main contractor and lead tenants, regarding issues which emerged during the construction process.
In addition, he has advised a utility provider on a range of public law matters, including the interpretation of various enabling acts of parliament and statutory instruments as to:
- The level and basis of charges which statutory undertakers may charge and recover for apparatus diversion works; and
- The correct interpretation of the ‘deeming provisions ‘of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991.
Before being called to the Bar Simon was a solicitor and partner at DAC Beachcroft for a number of years specialising in claims concerning construction professionals. In addition to his significant construction dispute experience which spans over 18 years, Simon has a number of years experience advising insurers on coverage issues and conducting litigation involving coverage disputes. Latterly, Simon has been involved in a number of banking and finance disputes and has experience of complex foreign exchange derivative claims.
Simon has experience of banking and finance disputes, in particular a number of claims concerning the alleged mis-selling of complex foreign exchange derivatives and interest rate swaps. He has experience of LIBOR mis-selling claims and has acted in claim values ranging from £3 million to in excess of £650 million.
Insurance coverage: Simon has a number of years experience advising generally on insurance issues / the interplay and coverage provided by a number of different policies (particularly within a building contract context) and advising on coverage and policy avoidance and coverage disputes.
Year of Call: 2017
Areas of Expertise
Professional Negligence Bar Association
North Eastern Circuit Commercial Bar Association
Direct Access Accredited
University of Lancaster Law with Economics (2:1)
College of Law Legal Practice Course (Commendation)
Partner at DAC Beachcroft 2010 – 2016
“He tailors his approach to the particular circumstances. He has good commercial awareness and is a diligent and conscientious lawyer state clients” [Chambers and Partners]
“Simon Arnold handles disputes for a wide range of clients and their insurers and provides advice which is always in depth and cuts to the key issues of the case.” [Legal 500]
“…recommended for construction disputes on a national and international basis” [Legal 500]
“Dispute resolution specialist Simon Arnold is recognised for an impressive practice that often includes complex multiparty claims. Arnold is particularly noted for his defence of architects and engineers.” [Chambers and Partners]
“Simon Arnold is recommended for construction related matters” [Legal 500]
[note: quotes apply to previous practice as a solicitor]