LLP Member and Head of Department
Simon joined the firm in 1985 as a trainee solicitor and is based at the Mansfield Office. He has practised with the firm for over thirty years and is now a Partner and Head of the Nottinghamshire Crime Team.
Simon has extensive experience of criminal defence work and has successfully defended clients accused of murder, serious assaults, complex fraud and high value drugs cases and he has advised regularly in Proceeds of Crime Act matters. His wide ranging experience has taken him from the Magistrates Court to the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice.
In recent years Simon has also specialised in Regulatory work advising in relation to prosecutions brought by the Crown on behalf of agencies such as the Serious Fraud Office, Trading Standards, Health & Safety Executive, Environmental Agency and Foods Standards Agency. He also regularly conducts Inquests representing both bereaved families and businesses who may find themselves as an interested party in such proceedings.
When facing a criminal investigation or prosecution it is vital to have advice at each step. In a regulatory investigation, dialogue and constructive engagement with the regulators and enforcers at an early stage is crucial. Simon will assist in providing such support in a timely and proactive manner to safeguard the interests of the client at all times.