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Simon Reed BA (Hons) Politics with Economics, P.G.Dip.Law., P.G.Dip.Legal Practice

Called to the Bar: 1998

Areas of Practice

Simon completed a general common law pupillage in London, during which time he made various appearances in the both the Old Bailey and the Royal Courts of Justice.

Simon is a specialist civil practitioner providing advice, pleadings and representation (including ADR) in both fast and multi track cases.

In November 2007 Simon was appointed by the Attorney General to be Junior Counsel to the Crown for a five year term. Simon has been regularly instructed by the Treasury Solicitor to advise/represent various government departments and public bodies, such as the Home Office, the Home Office (UK Border Agency), the Ministry of Justice, HM Revenue and Customs, the MoD, HM Prison Service and the Identity and Passport Service. 

His main areas of practice are:

  • Contract - supply of goods and services, general commercial, consumer and building dispute.
  • Landlord and Tenant - possessions and breaches including disrepair and rent arrears
  • Personal Injury - acts for Claimants and Defendants and has extensive trial experience with regard to both liability and quantum particularly in the areas of employers' liability, occupiers' liability, highways and road traffic accidents (including credit hire and fraudulent claims)

  • Professional Negligence - all areas with particular experience in clinical negligence and solicitors' negligence
  • Insolvency - petitions, applications and statutory demands
  • Coroners' Inquests- broad experience representing families and organisations such as nursing homes and hospitals. Simon has also represented the Ministry of Justice and HM Prison Service in high profile jury inquests regarding deaths in custody

Simon is a qualified pupil supervisor.

Simon is a Bar Standards Board appointed External Examiner for the Bar Professional Training Course at Nottingham and Kaplan Law Schools.

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