Simon is a consultant solicitor in the firm’s Employment and Litigation team, having previously headed up the Social Housing team. He is an employment lawyer who specialises in conduct and capability dismissals, particularly where the Equality Act 2010 is engaged. He has particular expertise in helping clients manage consultation processes on changes to pension contributions, closure of schemes, member migration and individual employee allegations of misrepresentation following scheme changes.
Because of his involvement as a board member and chair of several not for profit organisations, he frequently advises boards on issues of governance and corporate responsibility and deals with senior management issues of trust and confidence, often involving the chief executive.
He has developed the firm’s practice with local councils and is seen as a regional ‘go to’ expert on a wide range of issues affecting councils.
Simon has been recognised in the Legal 500 legal directory in which he has been noted for his ‘deep industry knowledge’ and ‘friendly and accommodating service’.
Simon qualified as a solicitor in 1981.