Simon is a regulatory, investigations and corporate defence lawyer specialising in trading, consumer and safety law with a particular focus in the retail, consumer, food and drink, and transport / logistics sectors.

In his experience across multiple international law firms, he has regularly advised large PLCs and blue-chip companies in relation to governance, compliance and in respect of regulatory investigations and enforcement. With a wide range of experience, he has advised businesses and individuals subject to investigations, enforcement and prosecutions by numerous bodies, including:

  • The Police and Crown Prosecution Service;
  • The Health & Safety Executive;
  • The Office of Rail and Road;
  • Trading Standards;
  • The Environment Agency;
  • Natural Resources Wales;
  • Local Authorities; and,
  • The Care Quality Commission.

Simon has significant contentious practice experience and holds his Higher Rights of Audience (Criminal) which allows him to work on all aspects of a regulatory case from its inception to investigation to trial / sentencing. He has also represented clients in inquests and public inquiries.

Simon’s wide experience covers:

  • Health and Safety,
  • Environmental law,
  • Product, Food, Chemical and Plant Compliance (and movement across borders),
  • Consumer Law and Consumer Protection (including advertising and marketing, pricing, promotions),
  • Underage sales,
  • Trading Law (e.g., Sunday trading law and other fair-trading matters),
  • Transport/Licensing and Movement of Dangerous Goods, and
  • Licensing, ESG and other supply chain / ethics matters (e.g., modern slavery).

Simon is regularly sought out to provide training to Boards and senior management on a range of regulatory issues.

He has been repeatedly recognised by the legal directories as a ‘Rising Star’ since 2021.