Eminent senior junior who is instructed by the nation's leading firms in some of the most substantial financial remedy proceedings globally. His practice sees him handling disputes, often involving trusts, for high net worth clients. He is one of the most sought-after matrimonial finance juniors at the Family Bar. Strengths: "An absolute star performer. He's a classy advocate but he's also one of the nicest people in terms of working with the solicitor and being utterly charming with clients. He's one of the best on his feet as well, so represents the full package." "Simon is someone who has great judgement and more importantly the ability to focus on the best points." Recent work: Acted in the case of Hammoud, representing a wife in her financial remedy claim against her hugely wealthy husband who is resident in Oman. "Is articulate, always masters the detail and is very well prepared – his paperwork is excellent and he has the judge’s ear."Chambers and Partners 2019 and Legal 500 2019
- Principal practice is focused on large and complex financial remedy claims, often with international elements and often with cross-border jurisdiction issues
- Simon is regularly instructed by the leading solicitors firms in London, Manchester, Bristol and Leeds.
- In the last three years Simon has appeared in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court as well as a multitude of cases before the lower courts.
- Simon’s practice also encompasses financial claims on behalf of children (Schedule 1) and claims concerning property ownership after relationship breakdown.
- Simon has been listed as a ‘Star Junior’ in Chambers & Partners 2016 and was named Family Law Junior of the Year.
All areas of financial remedy claims, TOLATA disputes, pre- and post-nuptial agreements.
Thakkar v Thakkar  EWFC 13: preliminary issue hearing to determine ownership of billion dollar company
Goddard-Watts v Goddard-Watts  EWHC 3000: rehearing of financial remedy claims
Thakkar v Thakkar  EWHC 2488: contested application for Decree Absolute
KG v LG  EWFC 64: setting aside on grounds of non-disclosure
Wyatt v Vince  UKSC 14: jurisdiction to strike out financial remedy claims
R v R  EWCA Civ 796: role of international sanctions in financial remedy claims
G v G  EWHC 1512 (Fam): legal advice privilege
Murphy v Murphy  EWHC 2263 (Fam)
AM v SS (Legal Services Order)  EWHC 4380 (Fam): charge over husband’s property to fund wife’s legal fees
AM v SS  EWHC 2887 (Fam): whether wife had interest in father’s home
AM v SS  EWHC 865 (Fam): application of Thomas v Thomas principles
CC v NC  EWHC 703 (Fam): maintenance pending suit: jurisdiction dispute
B v B  EWHC 1232 (Fam): post-separation accrual in private equity funds
AH v PH  EWHC 3873 (Fam): Scandinavian marriage settlement: millionaire’s defence
BP v KP and NI (Financial Remedy Proceedings: Res Judicata)  EWHC 2995 (Fam): role of Res Judicata in financial proceedings
FZ v SZ (Rev 1)  EWHC 1630 (Fam): conduct and valuation evidence in financial remedy claims
Myerson v Myerson  EWCA Civ 1376: role of FDR judge
Myerson v Myerson (No 2)  EWCA Civ 282: setting aside on grounds of change in value
N v R (Injunction)  EWHC 1347: injunction in support of foreign proceedings
 2 FLR 342
Martin-Dye v Martin-Dye  EWCA Civ 681: pension sharing
Norris & Anor v Haskins & Anor  EWCA Civ 1084: costs in financial proceedings
- Repton School, Derbyshire
Chambers and Partners 2019
"He is an extremely forceful advocate, who is brilliant in cross-examination. He's good with clients and persuasive with judges." "He's one in a million. If you could bottle and sell him you would."
"Highly intelligent and very thorough."
"....he is unbelievably charming with clients and he is absolutely phenomenal. He has an ability to pitch himself at the right level for everybody. On top of this he's the king of spreadsheets and incredibly numerate."
“He is a dream barrister, who works so hard, is always so good with clients. The judges love him and you know when you go into court he will be immaculately prepared”
“He is worth his weight in gold.” “You wont find a harder worker and he has a wonderful bedside manner"
“Mixes a genial manner with steely resolve to get absolutely the best deal for his client”
"Bastion of calm-always well prepared, not afraid of a fight and fantastic with clients."
"He is well respected and is good at delivering realistic advice”
“A polished effective negotiator”
Married, 3 children