Simon Lewis

Call 2012

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Simon has a commercial and civil practice and sits, part-time, as a Deputy District Judge on such matters within the County Court.

He has acted for major businesses in the finance, energy and brewing sectors, as well as for small and medium sized enterprises and for private individuals.  Simon has experience in litigation involving contractual disputes, professional negligence, directors’ duties, unfair prejudice petitions, defamation, insolvency matters, injunctions, and possession.  He has appeared in the High Court, in fast track and small claims trials and a relatively wide range of application hearings.

Simon was appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown in 2015 on the Attorney General’s regional civil panel for a period of five years and reappointed in 2020.  As such, in addition to his broader practice, he regularly advises and represents major government departments and ministers.  He also has substantial experience working with local authorities and with business more generally.

Commercial Cases


Acted in relation to a complex piece of litigation involving allegations of professional negligence

Acted for a defendant in a libel hearing in the Royal Courts of Justice

Advised in relation to restrictive covenant cases in the employment context

Acted in two day High Court trial for claimant company (in liquidation) – obtaining judgment for £1.4 million – in a claim for breach of (de facto and de jure) directors’ duty

Obtained High Court declaration of misfeasance and breach of directors’ duties

Presented unfair prejudice petition in the High Court

Resisted High Court injunction application by major brewery Obtained security for costs order in the High Court

Secured late adjournment of five day trial in the High Court  Advanced and resisted strike out and summary judgment applications

Obtained and prevented charging orders and orders for sale

Acted for a claimant finance company in applications for interim delivery up orders Secured income payments order under the Insolvency Act

Application for interim payment in the County Court

Presented and resisted applications to set aside judgment in default Corporate and personal insolvency work

Breach of contract trials

Acted for numerous certificated bailiffs and enforcement agents


Breach of contract Agency

Estoppel Conversion

Enforceability of Tomlin Orders Injunctions