Simon works with HR Directors and their teams to help them manage the legal risk around their people issues. Much of his work involves providing strategic advice on business change, employee relations issues and senior level (including C-Suite) hires and fires, where he is renowned for his down to earth and pragmatic approach. Alongside his employer practice, Simon also advises senior executives in their personal capacity when they are transitioning from one role to another, ensuring that they receive the best possible terms.

  • Owner managed businesses
  • PLCs
  • HR Consultants
  • Advising a client in the professional services sector on the employment law aspects of a large scale restructuring programme and successfully managing the exit of over 100 staff under settlement agreements.
  • Providing day to day employment law support to a global insurance broker and a leading biologics manufacturer under a retained services agreement.
  • Advising the Board of an Industrial Services sector client and an AIM-listed distribution business on their C-Suite hires and fires.
  • Acting for up to 20 senior executives per year on their settlement agreements.

Current Businesses

  • Non-Executive Director of Intersol Global (forensic investigation and interviewing specialists)


Previous Law Firms

  • Partner (Head of Employment Financial Services), Pinsent Masons LLP (2006-2013)
  • Associate, Addleshaw Goddard (2001-2006)
  • Solicitor, DAC Beachcroft (1998-2001)



  • BA – St John’s College, Durham (Combined Studies in Arts: English, French and Latin)
  • CPE – University of Central Lancashire
  • LPC – College of Law, Chester

Recent awards