Simon read his first degree, in Economics, at Leeds University then worked as an interest rate trader.
After leaving the City, Simon worked for a firm of Insolvency Practitioners, an experience that persuaded him to re-qualify as a solicitor. He completed a Law degree (City University, First Class Honours) followed by the Bachelor of Civil Law at Brasenose College Oxford University, before qualifying as a solicitor at Davies Arnold Cooper in 2009.
Simon joined Moon Beever in 2011. His practice is in insolvency and financial litigation, and he has developed a particular expertise in banking litigation and swap mis-selling claims. He has written widely in these areas with articles published in the New Law Journal, Amicus Curiae and Recovery magazine (all available via our Media Coverage pages).
In 2015, he was invited to become a Guest Lecturer on the Centre for Commercial Law Studies Post-Graduate Corporate Insolvency Law Module (a post he still holds). In July 2016, he presented a paper at INSOL International Academics’ Colloquium on insolvency set-off in the aftermath of the banking crisis.
In September 2016, Simon started a 12-month period of study leave in order to complete a Master of Studies in Legal Research degree at Oxford University. He is exploring the limits of insolvency set-off in the context of swap mis-selling claims. He will return to full-time practice at Moon Beever in October 2017, with a particular focus in this area.
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