Simon has a successful commercial practice with a particular emphasis on construction, professional indemnity and commercial disputes.

Quotes in Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 include :

  • “He has gravitas beyond his age”
  • “He has an excellent ability to deliver the goods”
  • “Thoroughly respected”
  • “A super junior, who gets to grips with the detail and issues quickly”
  • “Good attention to detail and a commercial approach”
  • “He has very strong procedural knowledge”
  • “A real rising star”

Simon has a balanced workload acting both as sole counsel and as a junior to other members of chambers. He brings focused and strategic thinking to every matter, keeping the client’s broader commercial objectives for resolving its dispute firmly in view. Simon understands the value of a cool head, a responsive approach, and teamwork; especially in time-pressured situations.

He is a confident and persuasive advocate with 10 years of experience on his feet before the High Court, the Court of Appeal, and various other statutory and arbitral tribunals.

Areas of Expertise

Construction & Engineering
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Simon has an extensive practice in construction matters. He has experience of TCC litigation, adjudication and arbitration. In heavy cases with multiple stakeholders, Simon works well in teams of all sizes.

He very much enjoys working with the technical issues that arise in this field, and takes particular care to establish a strong working relationship with the appointed experts in order to contribute to a forensic, early assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of any given matter (technical and legal).

Cases

Sir Robert McAlpine v (1) David Chipperfield Architects Limited (2) Hoare Lea Limited

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Sir Robert McAlpine v (1) David Chipperfield Architects Limited (2) Hoare Lea Limited

With Fiona Sinclair QC, defending a £35M delay and damages claim by the main contractor, following delayed completion of a development of 97 ultra luxury flats in Kensington.

Carillion Construction Limited v (1) Woods Bagot Europe Limited (2) AECOM Limited (3) EMCOR Engineering Services Limited (4) EMCOR (UK) Limited)

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[2016] EWHC 905 (TCC); [2017] EWCA Civ 65
[2016] EWHC 905 (TCC); [2017] EWCA Civ 65
Carillion Construction Limited v (1) Woods Bagot Europe Limited (2) AECOM Limited (3) EMCOR Engineering Services Limited (4) EMCOR (UK) Limited)

With Paul Cowan, acting for EMCOR on a main contractor’s delay and defects claim, and pursuing EMCOR’s counterclaims for extension of time and £millions of loss and expense. This high profile litigation arose from the construction of the Rolls Building, now home to the Commercial Court, the TCC and much of the Chancery Division.

CIP Properties (AIPT) Limited v Galliford Try Infrastructure Limited v (1) EIC Limited (2) Kone PLC (3) DLG Architects LLP (4) Damond Lock Grabowski & Partners.

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[2015] EWHC 481 (TCC)
[2015] EWHC 481 (TCC)
CIP Properties (AIPT) Limited v Galliford Try Infrastructure Limited v (1) EIC Limited (2) Kone PLC (3) DLG Architects LLP (4) Damond Lock Grabowski & Partners.

With Fiona Sinclair QC and Sian Mirchandani, acting for the architects DLG, resisting a main contractor’s £6M contribution and damages claim following the settlement of the developer claimant’s defects claim. The action related to the construction of the landmark “Broadway Plaza” development in Birmingham.

PFI Contract/Adjudication

Acting for the defendant architect, Simon appeared as sole counsel resisting a main contractor’s £3.2M defects cla...

PFI Contract/Adjudication

Acting for the defendant architect, Simon appeared as sole counsel resisting a main contractor’s £3.2M defects claim, made in adjudication. The claim arose from the construction and redevelopment of a hospital, and alleged that design defects had given rise to extended unavailability events/performance failures under the PFI contract. The main contractor sought an apportionment of an £11M settlement with the employer and project co, along with the cost of remedial works. The matter involved specialist design issues relevant to the healthcare sector.

PFI Contract

Led by Anneliese Day QC, acting on adjudications arising from a £2.7 billion PFI contract for the repair and mainten...

PFI Contract

Led by Anneliese Day QC, acting on adjudications arising from a £2.7 billion PFI contract for the repair and maintenance of the Birmingham road network.

Oil and Gas

Acting for one of the world’s largest oil producers in a claim by 142 communities in the Niger Delta region, follow...

Oil and Gas

Acting for one of the world’s largest oil producers in a claim by 142 communities in the Niger Delta region, following an off-shore spill near the Southern coast of Nigeria. The case raised a number of complex issues: of jurisdiction and the correct operation of the Brussels Regulation; of Nigerian law; of the capacity in law of the claimant bodies to bring the action; and of vicarious liability between group companies within the defendant’s operations.

Adjudication

With Fiona Sinclair QC, defending a globally renowned main contractor in substantial adjudication proceedings concern...

Adjudication

With Fiona Sinclair QC, defending a globally renowned main contractor in substantial adjudication proceedings concerning the visual appearance of rain-screen cladding on a flagship development for a very high-profile employer.

Oil & Gas – UNCITRAL Arbitration

Assisting with the preparation of an injunction in support of UNCITRAL arbitration, to prevent an African nation gove...

Oil & Gas – UNCITRAL Arbitration

Assisting with the preparation of an injunction in support of UNCITRAL arbitration, to prevent an African nation government from expropriating an oil pipeline owned and operated by a consortium of major oil interests.

Redbourn Group Limited v Fairgate Development Limited

Acting for defendant developer on project manager’s claim for damages following termination of appointment. Interim...

[2017] EWHC 1223 (TCC)
[2017] EWHC 1223 (TCC)
Redbourn Group Limited v Fairgate Development Limited

Acting for defendant developer on project manager’s claim for damages following termination of appointment. Interim application to set aside default judgment applied CPR 3.9 principles.

Nicol Thomas Limited v WarmFront Limited

Acting on enforcement of adjudication award where paying party alleged fraud as a defence. HHJ Stephen Davies QC cons...

Nicol Thomas Limited v WarmFront Limited

Acting on enforcement of adjudication award where paying party alleged fraud as a defence. HHJ Stephen Davies QC considered the status of parallel fraud proceedings being relied upon as evidence to support the defence to enforcement and how the burden of proof operates where the paying party says non-disclosure hampers the strength with which fraud can be asserted (September 2017, transcript awaited).

Commercial Dispute Resolution
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Simon has experience of contractual and commercial disputes of many kinds, advising and representing a very wide range of commercial clients in court, arbitration and mediation.  Many of his clients are domiciled or have their primary operations overseas.

Cases

CRS GT Ltd v (1) McLaren Automotive Limited (2) McLaren Technology Group Limited (3) Trysome Limited

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CRS GT Ltd v (1) McLaren Automotive Limited (2) McLaren Technology Group Limited (3) Trysome Limited

Acting for designer and manufacturer of GT series racing cars in injunction and damages proceedings against the well-known vehicle manufacturer McLaren. Claim seeks to protect contractual rights to design, produce and service GT racing vehicles, and IP in parts and tooling.

Red Bull Racing Limited v Major Sponsor

Defending a claim brought by the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team, arising out of a sponsorship and supply agreement, a...

Red Bull Racing Limited v Major Sponsor

Defending a claim brought by the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team, arising out of a sponsorship and supply agreement, against a major Japanese food and drinks retailer, producer and distiller.

Banking and Financial Services

Acting for a bank in a claim by a legal expenses insurance intermediary, seeking £13M for alleged breaches of a fund...

Banking and Financial Services

Acting for a bank in a claim by a legal expenses insurance intermediary, seeking £13M for alleged breaches of a funding agreement which backed a major claims management scheme.

QuikClot International Limited v Darwish Bin Ahmed & Co

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QuikClot International Limited v Darwish Bin Ahmed & Co

Acting for UAE military contractor in Commercial Court trial as to its obligations under a sale and distribution contract with the UK based manufacturers of a clotting agent for treating severe battlefield wounds.

International Trade

Advising a Swiss domiciled, US administered fund about a master supply agreement for the purchase and distribution of...

International Trade

Advising a Swiss domiciled, US administered fund about a master supply agreement for the purchase and distribution of anti-malarial drugs to 10 of the poorest countries in the world. Client to provide majority funding for the purchase of the products, with port of destination companies and/or procurement agencies acting as buyers from major pharmaceutical sellers.

Breach of Confidence

Acting on a claim for breach of confidence against a senior corporate financier, brought by one the largest mining co...

Breach of Confidence

Acting on a claim for breach of confidence against a senior corporate financier, brought by one the largest mining concerns in Kazakhstan.

Insolvency

Assisted a large team with the preparation of a Part 8 application by corporate trustees seeking the Court’s approv...

Insolvency

Assisted a large team with the preparation of a Part 8 application by corporate trustees seeking the Court’s approval of a settlement of one of the largest pieces of insolvency litigation in Australian history, arising from the collapse a major national newspaper group in 1980s.

Project Finance

Advised Saudi domiciled account holder on his proposed role in a funding agreement for mining project in the Middle E...

Project Finance

Advised Saudi domiciled account holder on his proposed role in a funding agreement for mining project in the Middle East. Advised client as to risks and liabilities associated with his movement of investment from a U.K. fund through three Saudi bank accounts, and money laundering implications.

Sale of Goods

Acted for UAE based claimants in respect of defendant’s breaches of sale and services contracts, under which defend...

Sale of Goods

Acted for UAE based claimants in respect of defendant’s breaches of sale and services contracts, under which defendant was to care for and rear offspring of valuable hunting birds for onward sale and use in sport across the Middle East.

Professional Liability
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Simon has extensive experience of claims involving a wide range of professionals. He has a mixed claimant and defence practice, acting for both institutional/corporate and individual claimants, and on behalf of many high-profile insureds and leading PI insurers. Simon is a former member of the Executive Committee of the Professional Negligence Bar Association (PNBA).

Construction Professionals

Simon has wide experience of acting for professionals in various disciplines within construction projects and loves the technical side of this work.

Cases

Sir Robert McAlpine v (1) David Chipperfield Architects Limited (2) Hoare Lea Limited

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Sir Robert McAlpine v (1) David Chipperfield Architects Limited (2) Hoare Lea Limited

With Fiona Sinclair QC, defending a £35M delay and damages claim by the main contractor, following delayed completion of a development of 97 ultra luxury flats in Kensington.

Carillion Construction Limited v (1) Woods Bagot Europe Limited (2) AECOM Limited (3) EMCOR Engineering Services Limited (4) EMCOR (UK) Limited)

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[2016] EWHC 905 (TCC); [2017] EWCA Civ 65
[2016] EWHC 905 (TCC); [2017] EWCA Civ 65
Carillion Construction Limited v (1) Woods Bagot Europe Limited (2) AECOM Limited (3) EMCOR Engineering Services Limited (4) EMCOR (UK) Limited)

With Paul Cowan, acting for EMCOR on a main contractor’s delay and defects claim, and pursuing EMCOR’s counterclaims for extension of time and £millions of loss and expense. This high profile litigation arose from the construction of the Rolls Building, now home to the Commercial Court, the TCC and much of the Chancery Division.

CIP Properties (AIPT) Limited v Galliford Try Infrastructure Limited v (1) EIC Limited (2) Kone PLC (3) DLG Architects LLP (4) Damond Lock Grabowski & Partners.

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[2015] EWHC 481 (TCC)
[2015] EWHC 481 (TCC)
CIP Properties (AIPT) Limited v Galliford Try Infrastructure Limited v (1) EIC Limited (2) Kone PLC (3) DLG Architects LLP (4) Damond Lock Grabowski & Partners.

With Fiona Sinclair QC and Sian Mirchandani, acting for the architects DLG, resisting a main contractor’s £6M contribution and damages claim following the settlement of the developer claimant’s defects claim. The action related to the construction of the landmark “Broadway Plaza” development in Birmingham.

PFI Contract/Adjudication

Acting for the defendant architect, Simon appeared as sole counsel resisting a main contractor’s £3.2M defects cla...

PFI Contract/Adjudication

Acting for the defendant architect, Simon appeared as sole counsel resisting a main contractor’s £3.2M defects claim, made in adjudication. The claim arose from the construction and redevelopment of a hospital, and alleged that design defects had given rise to extended unavailability events/performance failures under the PFI contract. The main contractor sought an apportionment of an £11M settlement with the employer and project co, along with the cost of remedial works. The matter involved specialist design issues relevant to the healthcare sector.

Doncasters Limited v (1) Aldridge Mechanical Services Limited (2) Exhausto Ventilation Services Limited

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Doncasters Limited v (1) Aldridge Mechanical Services Limited (2) Exhausto Ventilation Services Limited

Acting for a claimant international manufacturer of precision components and assemblies for the aerospace, industrial gas turbines, specialist automotive, petrochemical, construction, industrial, transportation and recreational markets. The claim related to the supply and installation of a defective air conditioning and relative humidity system in parts of the client’s premises.

Owner v Dilapidations Surveyor

Acting on a claim by the owner of commercial premises for under-settlement of a significant dilapidations claim after...

Owner v Dilapidations Surveyor

Acting on a claim by the owner of commercial premises for under-settlement of a significant dilapidations claim after public sector tenant vacated. Key issues include under-settlement of claim for reinstatement of comfort cooling and lighting systems.

Structural Engineers

Acting for a consultant structural engineer on a substantial claim for the total overnight collapse of a complex scaf...

Structural Engineers

Acting for a consultant structural engineer on a substantial claim for the total overnight collapse of a complex scaffold structure on a TV production set, with consequent damage to filming, audio and production equipment. Dispute between experts as to forces acting upon the structure and therefore mode of failure; and legally, dispute as to whether D assumed any responsibility to C whilst in sub-contract with separate employer.

M&E Contractors

Acting for a mechanical and engineering contractor where the claimant alleged negligent planning, drawings and advice...

M&E Contractors

Acting for a mechanical and engineering contractor where the claimant alleged negligent planning, drawings and advice regarding lift shaft details for a prestige residential development in SW1.

Planning Consultants & Contract Administrators

Defending a developer’s claim for negligent planning advice and applications, and supervision of the works during a...

Planning Consultants & Contract Administrators

Defending a developer’s claim for negligent planning advice and applications, and supervision of the works during a residential development.

Electrical Engineers

Defending an electrical engineer in a fire claim by freeholder of commercial premises, where it was alleged that a fa...

Electrical Engineers

Defending an electrical engineer in a fire claim by freeholder of commercial premises, where it was alleged that a failure to detect water ingress into an electrical installation led to arcing and consequent ignition.

Financial Services Professionals

Simon enjoys working with the challenging issues generated by financial services work and is experienced in navigating complex products/investment structures, and the FSMA/COBS regimes. Simon also has experience of claims against mortgage and insurance brokers, and is familiar with expert issues on underwriting practice and coverage.

Cases

Major Pension Trustee v Investment Consultant

With Sonia Tolaney QC, acting for one of the largest occupational pension trusts in the country in a claim against it...

Major Pension Trustee v Investment Consultant

With Sonia Tolaney QC, acting for one of the largest occupational pension trusts in the country in a claim against its former investment consultants. The trust made a £250M investment into an emerging market currencies portfolio, and alleged that the use of USD/GBP currency forward contracts within the fund (FX ‘hedging’) diminished the returns on its investment by £10s of millions.

Financial Advisers

Assisting in representation of one of 11 defendants to a £6M breach of trust and negligence action, whereby insured ...

Financial Advisers

Assisting in representation of one of 11 defendants to a £6M breach of trust and negligence action, whereby insured financial adviser was accused of negligent failure to alert various investors – whose claims were settled by and assigned to claimant – about a series of fraudulent off-shore transfers of investors’ securities, leading to substantial losses.

Company Administrators

Defending a co-administrator in respect of alleged £2M trading losses sustained during an administration of a compan...

Company Administrators

Defending a co-administrator in respect of alleged £2M trading losses sustained during an administration of a company providing heating installation services in the construction sector.

Accountants

Acting for the defendant accountants where claimant Newco alleges that a tax-efficient scheme to allocate shares to t...

Accountants

Acting for the defendant accountants where claimant Newco alleges that a tax-efficient scheme to allocate shares to the managing director negligently failed to take into account Oldco’s £1.2M claim against a third-party supplier, following which Oldco was liquidated, leading (allegedly) to an under-settlement of the claim against the third party

Tax Advisers

Representing defendant tax advisers on a claim for negligent failure to warn client of risks associated with an SDLT ...

Tax Advisers

Representing defendant tax advisers on a claim for negligent failure to warn client of risks associated with an SDLT mitigation scheme using unlimited companies to acquire claimant’s properties before in specie transfers back on completion.

Insurance Brokers

Defending an insurance broker said to have advised client to accept a policy which did not have provide for the liabi...

Insurance Brokers

Defending an insurance broker said to have advised client to accept a policy which did not have provide for the liability of the company or its directors to self-employed only sub-contractors, where a sub-contractor then suffered serious injury on site.

Lawyers

Simon has a busy practice in lawyer claims arising from transactional and litigious work. The span of his caseload arising from litigious matters is broad, taking in construction, commercial, insurance, matrimonial, employment and other litigation.

Cases

(1) Empirical Property Group Limited & (2) FSL Properties Limited v (1) Gateley Manchester LLP (2) Gateley LLP (Commercial Court)

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(1) Empirical Property Group Limited & (2) FSL Properties Limited v (1) Gateley Manchester LLP (2) Gateley LLP (Commercial Court)

With Graham Chapman QC, acting for the claimant property developers in a claim against this well-known law firm. As reported in The Lawyer, the dispute concerns the redevelopment of the ‘Trafford Press’ building in Manchester. The claimants say that Gateley’s errors caused the failure of the Trafford Press development and consequentially, the failure of a number of the group’s wider projects.

Hurry Narain Purrunsing -v- (1) A’Court & Co (2) Houseowners Conveyancers Limited

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[2016] 4 W.L.R. 81; [2016] EWHC 1528 (Ch)
[2016] 4 W.L.R. 81; [2016] EWHC 1528 (Ch)
Hurry Narain Purrunsing -v- (1) A’Court & Co (2) Houseowners Conveyancers Limited

Acting for a conveyancer in this widely reported breach of trust and negligence claim, arising from a Dubai-based identity fraud. First reported decision in which a seller’s conveyancer (the other defendant) was held liable for breach of trust to a claimant who had not instructed him. Subsequent costs judgment clarified the law relating to the role of interest in calculating success for the purposes of Part 36.

Mathiesen v Clintons (A Firm)

Led by Roger Stewart QC, acting for the claimant in her multi-million pound claim in negligence against her former so...

[2013] EWHC 3056 (Ch)
[2013] EWHC 3056 (Ch)
Mathiesen v Clintons (A Firm)

Led by Roger Stewart QC, acting for the claimant in her multi-million pound claim in negligence against her former solicitors, who acted for her in connection with a shareholders’ agreement governing the ownership of, and control of withdrawals by her ex-husband from, a family owned plc.

Power v Meloy Whittle Robinson

Under settlement of a clinical negligence claim. Conducted appeal in the Court of Appeal concerning the inter-relatio...

[2014] EWCA Civ 898
[2014] EWCA Civ 898
Power v Meloy Whittle Robinson

Under settlement of a clinical negligence claim. Conducted appeal in the Court of Appeal concerning the inter-relationship between CPR r7.6 and revised CPR r3.9.

Hedge Fund Manager v Employment Law Solicitors

With Justin Fenwick, acting on a £13m claim relating to advice on fund manager’s departure from an LLP. Advice con...

Hedge Fund Manager v Employment Law Solicitors

With Justin Fenwick, acting on a £13m claim relating to advice on fund manager’s departure from an LLP. Advice concerned the power of a partner to terminate an LLP for breach of trust and confidence, which was unsettled law until Flanagan v Liontrust Investment Partners LLP.

Barristers – Employment

Acting for Counsel in a claim for negligent conduct of an Employment Tribunal trial.

Barristers – Employment

Acting for Counsel in a claim for negligent conduct of an Employment Tribunal trial.

Various Claimants v (1) UNITE the Union (2) Edwards Abrams Doherty and Others

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Various Claimants v (1) UNITE the Union (2) Edwards Abrams Doherty and Others

Acting for UNITE in defence of a large group of claims brought by union members alleging a failure properly to pursue equal pay claims against Coventry City Council leading to losses by operation of statutory limitation provisions. Settled after 3 weeks of QBD trial.

Barristers – Matrimonial

Acting for Counsel in wasted costs proceedings arising from an ancillary relief claim.

Barristers – Matrimonial

Acting for Counsel in wasted costs proceedings arising from an ancillary relief claim.

Barristers – Public Law

Acting for Counsel in a claim for negligent presentation of an appeal to the Administrative Court arising from underl...

Barristers – Public Law

Acting for Counsel in a claim for negligent presentation of an appeal to the Administrative Court arising from underlying disciplinary proceedings against a midwife.

Equal Pay Litigation

Acting for defendant specialist solicitors in negligence claims by separate former clients, who retained defendant vi...

Equal Pay Litigation

Acting for defendant specialist solicitors in negligence claims by separate former clients, who retained defendant via UNISON to pursue equal pay claims against Birmingham City Council during the unsettled 2009-2012 period culminating in the Supreme Court’s decision in Birmingham City Council v Abdulla

Property/Mis-selling/Valuers

Simon has extensive experience of claims against both residential and commercial surveyors and valuers, and against other professionals engaged in property sales and lettings.

 

Cases

Structural Engineers

Acting for defendant surveyors in respect of allegedly negligent failure to identify and advise upon structural defec...

Structural Engineers

Acting for defendant surveyors in respect of allegedly negligent failure to identify and advise upon structural defects during a pre-purchase inspection of property.

Valuers – Commercial

Acting for a bank in claim against a commercial valuer, alleging over-valuation of commercial premises upon a remortg...

Valuers – Commercial

Acting for a bank in claim against a commercial valuer, alleging over-valuation of commercial premises upon a remortgage application. Allegations of methodology failures include misunderstanding the permitted planning use classes for the property and a failure to take account of an onerous geared ground rent obligation upon the lessee.

Valuers – Residential

Joint claim by mortgagee against valuers and relevant solicitors. The case raised disputed Nykredit limitation...

Valuers – Residential

Joint claim by mortgagee against valuers and relevant solicitors. The case raised disputed Nykredit limitation issues to be resolved by evidence of questionable value of borrower’s covenant.

Property Search Agent

Defending a property search agent for non-detection of proposed road widening works in London.

Property Search Agent

Defending a property search agent for non-detection of proposed road widening works in London.

Sports Law
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Simon’s sports law practice has focused to date on commercial contracts and claims arising from player on player negligence. He has substantial experience of employment law issues and uses this knowledge (and his extensive Tribunal experience) in disputes over wages, termination, or any other contractual issues between players, staff and clubs. In addition, he is comfortable in handling claims involving serious injury and/or clinical negligence by club staff.

Cases

FA Rules Arbitration

Acting for Premier League in a claim by a former U 21 squad player, who suffered a serious leg break in a pre-season ...

FA Rules Arbitration

Acting for Premier League in a claim by a former U 21 squad player, who suffered a serious leg break in a pre-season friendly. The claim was brought in the High Court, but Simon appeared with Graeme McPherson QC and successfully obtained a stay to arbitration under the FA Rules, on the grounds that a player-on-player tackle was caught by the arbitration clause in Rule K. The arbitration is ongoing.

Ashton v The FA, Chelsea FC and Anor

As sole Counsel, acting for Chelsea FC and its PL insurers in an extremely high value claim, where Dean Ashton allege...

Ashton v The FA, Chelsea FC and Anor

As sole Counsel, acting for Chelsea FC and its PL insurers in an extremely high value claim, where Dean Ashton alleged that his playing career was ended by a player’s negligent tackle, and that the FA and Chelsea were vicariously liable for the player’s actions (which occurred during training for international duty).

Thorpe v London Irish RFC

Acting for the club on allegations of negligent diagnosis and management of a forearm fracture by club medical staff,...

Thorpe v London Irish RFC

Acting for the club on allegations of negligent diagnosis and management of a forearm fracture by club medical staff, which the player claims affected his performance throughout the season and his subsequent career arc.

CRS GT Ltd v (1) McLaren Automotive Limited (2) McLaren Technology Group Limited (3) Trysome Limited

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CRS GT Ltd v (1) McLaren Automotive Limited (2) McLaren Technology Group Limited (3) Trysome Limited

Acting for designer and manufacturer of GT series racing cars in injunction and damages proceedings against the well-known vehicle manufacturer McLaren. Claim seeks to protect contractual rights to design, produce and service GT racing vehicles, and IP in parts and tooling.

Red Bull Racing Limited v Major Sponsor

Defending a claim brought by the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team, arising out of a sponsorship and supply agreement, a...

Red Bull Racing Limited v Major Sponsor

Defending a claim brought by the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team, arising out of a sponsorship and supply agreement, against a major Japanese food and drinks retailer, producer and distiller.

FA Rules Arbitration

Acting on a dispute between a former manager and assistant manager of a football league side, to defend the Club agai...

FA Rules Arbitration

Acting on a dispute between a former manager and assistant manager of a football league side, to defend the Club against claims for unpaid wages and wrongful termination of their contracts following a disappointing season.

Footballer v Championship Club

Defending the club in another case involving against allegations of clinical negligence, this time by club’s head p...

Footballer v Championship Club

Defending the club in another case involving against allegations of clinical negligence, this time by club’s head physiotherapist in the diagnosis and management of ankle injury, which is said to have caused the Club to renege on offer of premiership player contract for 2012-2013 season.

Insurance & Reinsurance
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Simon has significant experience of coverage work and has advised as to claim/circumstance notification clauses, excess and limit of indemnity aggregation, exclusion clauses, and as to material non-disclosure/misrepresentation and avoidance.

 

Cases

“Son of Tag”

Led by Nigel Jones QC, advising insurers in their attempt to recover £1M excess paid on behalf of insolvent former i...

“Son of Tag”

Led by Nigel Jones QC, advising insurers in their attempt to recover £1M excess paid on behalf of insolvent former insured pursuant to minimum terms, and arising from the “Son of Tag” litigation.

Fire Damage – Electrical Plant

Advising insurers as to PL and products cover for fire damage and consequential losses, following the failure of a tu...

Fire Damage – Electrical Plant

Advising insurers as to PL and products cover for fire damage and consequential losses, following the failure of a turbocharger within a combined heat and processing unit converting waste energy into electricity for the National Grid.

CAR Insurance

Acting for claimant prestige fit out/refurbishment contractor in its claim for indemnity under a CAR policy, followin...

CAR Insurance

Acting for claimant prestige fit out/refurbishment contractor in its claim for indemnity under a CAR policy, following a party wall collapse during multi-million-pound building works to property in Hampstead, NW3.

Notification

Acting for solicitors’ insurer on various issues arising where the client, as operative year insurer, now accepts c...

Notification

Acting for solicitors’ insurer on various issues arising where the client, as operative year insurer, now accepts cover but the claim had been erroneously notified to and accepted by the prior year insurer, with defence costs incurred on prior insurer’s authority in respect of underlying solicitors’ negligence claim.

Notification

Advising on accountant’s PII policy whether a notification made in 2010 arose out of an earlier purported notificat...

Notification

Advising on accountant’s PII policy whether a notification made in 2010 arose out of an earlier purported notification in 2006; whether the insurer was deemed to have knowledge of foreign language claim documentation appended to the original notification; and whether the claims aggregated if not constituting a single notification.

D&O Coverage

Advising on coverage under a D & O policy following allegations of fraud against senior directors of a major JV v...

D&O Coverage

Advising on coverage under a D & O policy following allegations of fraud against senior directors of a major JV vehicle in the private healthcare sector.

Employer’s Liability

Acting for the trustees of a religious organization which is seeking indemnity in respect of a personal injury claim ...

Employer’s Liability

Acting for the trustees of a religious organization which is seeking indemnity in respect of a personal injury claim by a casual handyman. Policy questions engaged include EL/PL categorization and exceptions, and the question of control by the trust.

Qualifications & Memberships

Professional Memberships

  • TECBAR
  • SCL
  • PNBA (Former Executive Committee member)
  • LCIA
  • COMBAR

Education – MA (Hons) Jurisprudence – Oxford University; Steen Award – Gray’s Inn; Bar Vocational Course (Very competent; top 5% in year) – Inns of Court School of Law, London

Languages – French

VAT registration number: 945103050