Simon practises mainly in employment and commercial law. Simon was appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown in 2015 on the Attorney General’s regional panel for a period of five years. He frequently acts for both respondents and claimants in complex, multi-day employment tribunals and has an outstanding employment practice for a barrister of his call. His commercial practice covers contractual disputes, directors’ duties, unfair prejudice petitions, insolvency matters and possession.
In addition to his legal credentials, Simon brings substantial experience from his earlier career. He is both analytical and pragmatic with a sound commercial understanding of the issues facing each instruction. After graduating with a first class degree from Cambridge, Simon spent a year in one of the Prime Minister’s units before working at a leading management consultancy. He went on to be UK head of communications within a global professional services firm.
In January 2016, Simon was appointed as an independent Case Examiner within the Fitness to Practise Directorate of the General Optical Council.