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.