Simon Arnold

Simon Arnold Procurement Barrister


36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082


5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123


Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Louise Barnes
Luke Heywood

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

Lincoln's Inn

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]


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