Simon read law at the University of Birmingham. He was called to the Bar in 2008. He has a broad civil practice, specialising in personal injury, clinical negligence and disease work. Simon has also developed a substantial practice in the Court of Protection, and is instructed in public law matters, in particular those involving community care provision, adult welfare, education and the Human Rights Act 1998.
Simon acts for Claimants and Defendants (roughly 40% for Claimants and 60% for Defendants).
He is instructed in fast track and multi track cases across the whole spectrum of personal injury litigation. He has a particular interest in employers’ liability claims.
Simon has appeared in the County Court, the High Court and, more recently, the Court of Appeal (Civil Division).
He is happy to consider acting on a conditional fee basis and can arrange to turn papers around on short notice on request.Book BarristerBack to top
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Simon is developing his practice in the field of clinical negligence.
He accepts instructions from Claimants and Defendants and is happy to consider acting on a conditional fee basis where appropriate.Book BarristerBack to top
Simon has experience in the areas of deafness, asbestos-related disease, HAVS, RSI, skin disorders and occupational stress.
He accepts instructions from Claimants and Defendants and is happy to consider acting on a conditional fee basis where appropriate.
Simon deals with cases from the advisory stage, pleadings, the interlocutory stage (including costs-case management), through to trial.Book BarristerBack to top
Court of Protection
Simon has developed a substantial practice in the Court of Protection, and receives instructions primarily from local authorities and the Official Solicitor. He has seen a considerable number of applications through to their conclusion.
Simon specialises in personal welfare matters but also has significant experience in dealing with contested property and affairs applications.
He has experience in a broad range of disputes concerning residence, contact and care provision and the authorisation of deprivation of liberty (including applications under section 21A of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Article 5 claims under the Human Rights Act 1998).
Simon has a particular interest in the crossover between the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Mental Health Act 1983.
Simon also advises and acts for public bodies in relation to issues arising from their responsibilities under the Mental Health Act 1983, in particular displacement applications under section 29 of that Act and aftercare funding issues.
Simon has appeared on behalf of patients in the MHRT.
In his community care work, Simon advises public bodies on their responsibilities, in particular funding, ordinary residence and charging (including civil proceedings to recover care home charges).Book BarristerBack to top
Public / Administrative
Simon accepts instructions in judicial review cases, particularly in the community care and adult welfare fields.
He also has experience in education matters (discrimination under the Equality Act 2010, special education needs etc.). He has appeared in SENDIST and SENTW.
Simon also deals with claims under the Human Rights Act 1998, primarily in the community care, adult welfare and education fields.Book BarristerBack to top