Simon has an extensive employment law practice and a growing commercial law practice where he deals with professional negligence matters. Simon was appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown in 2015 on the Attorney General’s regional panel for a period of five years. He regularly appears in the High Court, the county court and the employment tribunal. He frequently represents senior professionals and leading businesses, as well as small and medium sized enterprises.
He also acts as an independent Case Examiner at the General Optical Council, having been appointed in January 2016. As such, he considers allegations against both individual opticians and optical businesses and, exercising the delegated powers of the Council’s Investigation Committee, determines whether there is a realistic prospect that the fitness to practice of the registrant is impaired.
In addition to his legal credentials, Simon brings substantial experience from his earlier career, including a decade spent in the professional services sector. 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.