Simon’s UK and international practice spans arbitration and litigation under both common law and civil law systems and various procedural rules. The types of disputes on which Simon is frequently instructed involve complex engineering, construction, technology or energy projects He is particularly noted for acting in those cases concerning complex issues of law or requiring detailed cross examination on technical issues, delay and disruption or professional negligence. Projects in which he is retained are wide-ranging but have included those arising out of large commercial and residential developments, hospitals, oil and gas installations, M&E works, piling operations onshore and offshore, construction of roads, pipe laying, tunnelling, track installation/repair, pumping stations, coastal defences and effluent, power stations, utilities, chemical plants, and airport terminals. Simon is invited to lecture around the world on various topics relating to international arbitration and engineering disputes and their resolution.
LLB (Hons) (Lond). Called to Bar of England and Wales in 1988. Recorder 2003, Silk 2006. Authorised to sit in the TCC Division of the High Court 2015. Advocacy teacher for Gray's Inn. Chair of Professional Conduct Committee of the Bar 2011-2015; Member, Bar Standards Board 2011-2015
COMBAR, TECBAR registered adjudicator. Qualified to appear in the DIFC, Dubai.