I am an Partner at Bolt Burdon and my area of focus is Commercial Litigation.
I take a tactical and strategic approach to matters, as too often focus on the true commercial outcome sought by clients can be lost.
Litigators are frequently utilised as a last resort and once disputes have progressed far further than they may have; it is because of this that many businesses and individuals also use our services in a proactive way, to try to identify potential issues before they arise.
The better understanding I have of people or organisations, their structure, approach and commercial objectives then the more detailed and efficient strategy can be devised to assist them.
It all starts with listening to our clients and building a relationship of trust, including doing what we agree in respect of costs.
I am therefore always happy to meet to learn more about my clients and discuss their potential issues, which may well not have been as large or complex as they initially feared.
Although often complex and high value disputes frequently involve a variety of issues and disciplines. During my career to date I have helped many hundreds of clients, my main areas of focus being:
- Construction disputes;
- Commercial contracts;
- Business, Partnership and Director issues;
- Cross-border/international disputes and enforcement;
- Theft and/or misuse of intellectual property;
- Debt actions
In addition to dealing with claims, from pre-issue through to enforcement of orders, I am experienced in Alternative Dispute Resolution processes; including mediations, adjudications and arbitrations and also have Higher Rights of Audience which permit me to appear in the Higher civil courts in England and Wales.
In my spare time I train in Krav Maga and watch or attend as much motorsport (two or four wheels) as possible.
Read Simon's latest blog articles:
- Court of Appeal decides internal documents discussing a commercial proposal for settlement of a dispute are not privileged.
- Force Majeure and Brexit
- Don’t contact your solicitor whilst giving evidence!