Simon routinely acts on breach of contract and warranty claims, tortious claims, professional negligence and Companies Act proceedings including unfair prejudice petitions and cases involving urgent injunctions and freezing orders. He has a particular interest in shareholder and director disputes.
He has developed a specialism in contentious probate and trusts litigation including claims under the Inheritance Act (provision for family and dependants) Act 1975, the contesting of wills and claims relating to the administration of estates including the removal of rogue executors.
Simon qualified in 2005 and is Senior Associate in our Litigation department. He joined us in 2010 and has wealth of experience on a broad range of commercial and civil disputes, advising both individuals and private sector companies in a wide variety of chancery work.
Digital Satellite Warranty Cover Ltd v Financial Services Authority  1 WLR 605 (Supreme Court) and  2 All ER (Comm) 38 (CA) – regarding extended warranty contracts providing for the repair or replacement of satellite television equipment were contracts of general insurance and so a regulated activity for the purposes of FSMA 2000 and the insurance directive did not prevent Member States from regulating insurance business falling outside the 18 classes listed in its Annex and FSA was entitled to wind up on public interest grounds.
Acting for executors of an estate in defence of claims valued on excess of £6,000,000 including elements of breach of contract, proprietary estoppel, constructive trust and fraud.
Advising on litigation brought cross border in concerning supply arrangements for electrical goods to a major supermarket.
First Rate FX Ltd v Trading By Telephone Ltd (and others)  EQHC 2368 (QB);  EWHC 1838 (QB).
What others say about Simon
The Legal 500 2016 says Simon has ‘great attention to detail and a superb memory – he is able to recall the tiny details of very complex cases'.