What can Simon do for you?
Simon specialises in disputed wills, estates and trusts, as well as resolving corporate and commercial disputes. He has particular expertise in helping clients manage crises and problems in the private wealth, life sciences and charity sectors. He is in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame for both commercial litigation and contentious probate in the North West.
Supporting your ambitions
One of Simon's recent successes, as part of his work around disputed wills and estates, involved representing a trust corporation in successfully resisting an application to remove it as administrator of a highly contentious and disputed estate. He is representing the same corporation in this same estate in obtaining possession of multiple properties and in resolving a significant number of other disputed matters.
In his commercial work, he is acting on various significant injunction proceedings, particularly in the life sciences sector, including dealing with large scale injunctions against persons unknown and contempt of court proceedings.
In the charity sector, he is helping a client investigate possible fraud by its chief executive, and is assisting various other charity clients with regulatory matters.
What do others say?
Simon is a leader in his field in Chambers and Legal 500, and is in the latter's hall of fame (one of very few Manchester litigators so noted). They say he is "absolutely the top of the tree for this kind of work", "astonishingly bright and tactically astute with excellent judgement" and that he is "calm and has an open personality which makes his client manner unbeatable".
What else should you know?
Simon is a six-times national championship winning barbershop singer, competing with Bolton's Cottontown Chorus. He also (possibly rather sadly) has a fairly encyclopedic knowledge of Doctor Who, gained over many decades!