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Simon is a criminal law specialist with a busy practice in London and the South East. Simon prosecutes and defends in the Crown Court. He is currently a Level 3 CPS Advocate. Simon also undertakes regulatory and other work.
He maintains a strong commitment to being friendly, down-to-earth and realistic in his advice. Prior to coming to the Bar, Simon taught law for two years at a private university in Hamburg, as well as working for a firm of solicitors in a regulatory capacity, on instructions from the SRA.
Recent cases have involved conspiracy to blackmail, armed robbery, breaches of ancillary orders, affray, possession of Class A and B drugs with intent to supply, fraud with a value in excess of £120k, witness intimidation, threats to kill, burglary and GBH.
Simon has extensive experience of conducting confiscation proceedings.
Simon often acts for vulnerable people with behavioral problems, learning difficulties and mental health issues. He prides himself on being able to make proceedings intelligible, straightforward and as painless as possible for his lay clients.
Simon has defended clients in serious Youth Court matters and has experience of large-scale joint enterprise violence, sexual assaults, robberies and Operation Withern cases involving burglaries committed during the London Riots. Simon has defended young people in cases across the full spectrum of Youth Court work, although now primarily focuses on Certificate for Counsel cases.
Simon regularly undertakes appellate work, including appeals against conviction and sentence. Simon has successfully appealed to the Court of Appeal.
Simon has extensive fraud experience, both prosecuting and defending. He has dealt with offences well in excess of £100k.
Simon has been extensively instructed by the Serious Fraud Office and the DWP to deal with the prosecution of large-scale fraud, some of which has been valued in excess of £100 Million.
Simon undertakes cases involving the full range of road traffic, dangerous dog and health regulations matters.
Simon has accepted instructions from the Department of Health for civil drafting.
BVC (VC), Nottingham Law School.
Law, LL.B (Hons) (2:1), The University of Nottingham
Member of the CBA.
Member of the Cypriot Lawyers’ Association.