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Introduction

Simon has a broad practice and accepts instructions in commercial, insolvency, and construction cases. He has had experience as a junior in complex disputes, and has a strong commercial and insolvency practice in his own right.

Before coming to Hardwicke, Simon worked for 4 years at PwC, where he assisted FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and private companies on a range of tax and accounting issues. In particular, he advised on employee remuneration and share incentive arrangements, and spent his final year in a team advising banks and other financial services companies on regulatory issues.

Outside work, Simon is planning his forthcoming wedding in 2018. His bride-to-be is Malaysian, which necessitates not one but two ceremonies, one in the UK and a traditional Chinese tea ceremony in Penang. In order to successfully navigate the speeches, he is currently learning Mandarin, a challenge with which he is making regrettably slow progress.

Qualifications

  • ACA from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • BPTC (Outstanding), Nottingham Law School
  • LLM (Distinction), University College London
  • BA Law (Jurisprudence), Merton College, University of Oxford

Scholarships & Prizes

  • Taylor Prize for best overall performance on the BPTC at Nottingham Law School (2012
  • Winner of the Ropewalk Chambers Mooting Competition, Nottingham Law School (2012)
  • Prize for best performance in International and Comparative Law of Trusts, University College London (2011)
  • McGrigors Prize for best performance in Tax Law, University of Oxford (2010)
  • Joint winner of the Shearman & Sterling Mooting Competition, University of Oxford (2010)

Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin) - basic
  • French - basic