Simon is an experienced and skilled barrister, practicing in the fields of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence.
Simon can be trusted to help progress the most difficult of cases. He is instructed by both claimants and defendants. His work is split roughly 80/20%. He is instructed primarily in catastrophic injuries, traumatic brain injuries, amputation and fatal accident cases, usually arising from employers’ liability or road traffic accident claims. He was junior counsel in the first decision on fundamental dishonesty under the QoCs regime, Gosling v Screwfix. In Xp v Compensa, Simon acted for a Claimant, injured in two road traffic accidents. One, in Poland, involved the traumatic miscarriage at 16 weeks gestation of the Claimant’s unborn child. Issues of Polish Law, causation, apportionment and assessment of damages for a miscarriage arose. He is not afraid to take risks. He acted for a Claimant in the first successful employer’s liability claim arising out of a dog mauling, Camden v Jackpot Leisure; in Osborne v Bourne Leisure he successfully represented a woman injured during a game of musical chairs. His clients take to Simon’s warm and engaging, but authoritative style. He swiftly builds up the rapport of trust and confidence, with them, fundamental to a successful outcome in any case.
PIBA, AvMA, APIL
Contributor to forthcoming 3rd edition of the APIL Guide to Catastrophic Injury Claims.