Simon Forshaw

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Practice Areas

Employment law, commercial law, public law. Having a broad practice with an emphasis on employment, discrimination and commercial law, Simon is regularly instructed to appear in the High Court, the employment tribunals and at appellate level. Recently his practice (in employment law) has had a particular focus on litigation arising out of team moves (including interim relief), claims brought by senior executives (including whistle blowing and discrimination claims) and complex claims involving multi-jurisdictional issues.


Call led 2004, Gray’s Inn. Notable cases include: A v. B [2019] 1 WLR 5832; Timis v. Osipov [2019] IRLR 52; Nicholls v. Croydon London Borough Council [2019] ICR 542; Dyson Technology v. Pellerey [2016] ICR 688; Merlin Financial Consultants Limited v. Cooper [2014] IRLR 610; Foster v. Bon Groundwork Limited [2012] IRLR 517; Aon Limited v. JLT Reinsurance Brokers Limited [2010] IRLR 600.

Professional Memberships



Blackstone’s Employment Law Practice (annually since 2009); Tolley’s Employment Handbook (annually since 2010). Regularly writes articles for the Industrial Law Journal.


Educated at St. John’s College, Southsea and St. John’s College, Oxford. Resides London