Simon is a Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution department.
Simon qualified in 2003 and specializes in commercial litigation and dispute resolution.
Simon advises and represents individuals and business clients from all sectors from manufacturing to farming, and from owner-managed businesses to multi-national businesses, on the full spectrum of commercial disputes. He has wide experience in helping clients resolve disputes in many areas, the following type of dispute:
- Partnership disputes;
- Shareholder disputes;
- Disputes in relation to corporate governance including advising on directors’ duties;
- Breach of warranty claims;
- Contractual disputes;
- Negligence claims including negligence claims against professionals;
- Building disputes;
- Intellectual property disputes; and
- Constructive trust and proprietary estoppel claims.
In addition to his litigation practice, Simon provides advice to businesses and individuals on all types of employment-related matters including in relation to contracts of employment, policies and procedures, unfair and wrongful dismissal claims, discrimination claims and business sales.
A good proportion of Simon’s work takes place before court (or tribunal proceedings) have been issued, when there is often the opportunity for a resolution to be achieved without the need for issued legal proceedings. Simon is an advocate of and experienced in negotiation as well as other alternative forms of dispute resolution, such as mediation.
Outside of work Simon enjoys a variety of outdoors activities with his family and is a keen cyclist.