Simon is most frequently instructed in general commercial disputes, but has specialist expertise in those concerning commercial and residential real property, mortgages and security and in connection with company and partnership matters, insolvency (both individual and corporate) and probate and the administration of estates. Simon’s practice also encompasses related professional negligence matters and he has significant experience of Information Technology disputes, from large infrastructure projects to the construction of software licence agreements and disputes surrounding the technical capabilities of network hardware. Simon is well-familiar with disputes involving highly technical expert evidence and/or delay analysis.
Simon’s practice has always included a significant element of arbitration work. Recent instructions as counsel include acting on behalf of a UK government department in an extremely high value, complex and long-running arbitration following the termination of a major IT infrastructure project. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
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