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Simon Reed BA (Hons) Politics with Economics, Post Graduate Diploma in Law, Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Called to the Bar (Grays Inn): 1998 

Simon is a specialist civil practitioner with over 20 years experience in providing advice, pleadings and representation (including ADR) in a wide range of claims.


Areas of Practice

His main areas of practice are:-

Contract - supply of goods and services, general commercial and building disputes;

Landlord and Tenant - possessions and breach of conditions/covenants including disrepair and rent arrears. Social housing including anti-social behaviour and injunctions;

Personal Injury - road traffic accidents (including credit hire), employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability and public liability (particularly highways trips/slips). Simon acts for both Claimants and Defendants and has extensive trial experience in all aspects of liability and quantum. More recently, Simon has appeared in numerous trials where issues of Fundamental Dishonesty have been alleged;

Coroners’ Inquests - broad experience representing both families and other interests parties such as nursing homes, hospitals, local authorities and other organisations. Simon has particular experience of deaths in prisons and has represented HM Prison Service in numerous jury inquests including some high profile cases;

Debt recovery - enforcement proceedings including Charging Orders and Third Party Debt Orders;

Insolvency - bankruptcy and winding-up petitions, annulments, general applications and statutory demands.

Simon’s other experiences include:-

     appointed by the Attorney General to be Junior Counsel to the Crown for a 5 year period. During this time, Simon advised and represented various government departments and public bodies including the Home Office, UK Border Agency, Ministry of Justice, HM Revenue and Customs, Ministry of Defence, HM Prison Service and the Identity and Passport Service;

     appointed by the Bar Standards Board to be an External Examiner for the Bar Professional Training Course at Nottingham and Kaplan Law Schools;

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


Simon is willing and able to advise and represent clients on a remote basis whether by video link or telephone.





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