Simon Lim


"Simon, I can't really thank you enough for the excellent advice and generous help you've given me this year. You had absolutely no reason to go the extra mile - it made an enormous difference to me. I was basically terrified in the face of that terrible stuff and your sound words stopped me panicking and enabled me to act productively in the situation.”

“My divorce was an extremely complicated affair that had gone on for over a decade, with no resolution. Simon was able to step in and navigate through extremely difficult and convoluted matrimonial and financial proceedings. A tremendously favourable outcome was achieved. He must be praised for his dedication, honesty, cost consciousness, and work ethic. I would like to give Simon Lim the highest possible recommendation for his help with my matrimonial affairs.”

“I frequently tell people how good you are and how you make a difficult situation easier to handle."


Simon studied law at Queen Mary, University of London.  He qualified in 2009 and became a Partner in 2018.

Simon acts for a wide range of clients across all aspects of family disputes, specialising in cases involving children, financial and inheritance cases.

He regularly acts in the most complex and demanding of cases involving children, often with issues of parental alienation, fact findings, social services involvement or where the children are joined to the proceedings. He also assists clients with non-molestation and occupation order proceedings interlinked with children proceedings. He is astute to the sensitive nature of these type of disputes and balances this with the ability to act firmly where necessary.

As part of his financial practice, he is particularly valued for his experience in cases with a civil cross-over involving third party intervenors or Trust of Land (cohabitation cases).  He also has considerable experience in pre-nuptial agreements and has advised on assets of several tens of millions.

In addition to traditional family work, Simon has a niche interest in disputes over wills and inheritance claims. He is frequently instructed to act in family provision claims (proceedings under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependants) Act 1975).

Simon is a long-time student supervisor at the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre and was awarded a fellowship in 2022 for his commitment to pro-bono work with the University.