The success of Simon’s practice is founded upon his ability to build a good rapport with clients and juries alike. He brings diligence, sound judgment and tenacity to every case to ensure the best possible result for every client. He has been described as a lawyer of outstanding intellectual ability and a confident and sophisticated advocate.
Simon prides himself on offering a first-rate service and maintaining a close working relationship with those who instruct him. He is always contactable, at any time of day, by e-mail or mobile telephone to provide advice or guidance. This approach to his practice has ensured a loyal following of solicitors across the North West.
Simon is a versatile barrister whose practice encompasses all areas of criminal litigation, acting principally for the defence but also for the prosecution. His practice is increasingly focused on business related crime and he has a strong reputation in cases concerning confiscation and asset recovery. In addition to his daily Crown Court practice, Simon regularly appears in both the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
He also undertakes broader criminal justice work, including actions for judicial review, civil actions against the police and prison law. He has a particular interest in cases that raise issues concerning human rights and civil liberties. Simon also has extensive experience defending in disciplinary proceedings following allegations of professional misconduct.
Simon is licensed to provide advice and representation under the ‘Direct Access’ scheme directly to members of the public.
He graduated with First Class Honours and was the Richard Isaacson Q.C. Memorial Scholar. He has lectured fellow practitioners on criminal law, actions against the police and judicial review.