Simon Teasdale had a broad commercial practice, with a particular focus on construction disputes and costs litigation. Simon regularly appears in County Court and High Court hearings of all kinds, both led and alone.
Simon has also settled pleadings and advised on a range of commercial claims, including actions against construction professionals and lawyers.
Alongside his own work, Simon has recently been part of counsel teams on two large offshore disputes and a high-value construction claim in the TCC. Simon is currently being led by Nicholas Bacon QC in costs litigation between a firm of solicitors and their former client, and is also part of a counsel team led by Justin Fenwick QC in a challenge to an arbitration award under s 67 of the Arbitration Act 1996.
Prior to commencing pupillage, Simon also worked as a Legal Editor at FromCounsel, an specialist online company law service, where he gained a broad experience of corporate law. In particular, Simon work involved detailed research into the law of agency, parent and subsidiary company relationships, and the changes introduced by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015. This knowledge and understanding continues to be useful wherever company law issues arise within his practice.
Simon read Law at New College, Oxford, graduating in 2014 with first class honours. He went on to complete the Bar Professional Training Course, for which he was graded Outstanding. Simon was called to the Bar in 2015 by Lincoln’s Inn, having been awarded a Lord Denning Scholarship, Hardwicke Scholarship, and Buchanan Prize.
In 2017, Simon attended the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators’ 2017 Arbitration Weekend, where he was awarded the prizes for Best Advocate as chosen by the arbitrators and by the delegates.