Bristol (Redcliff Quay)

Redcliff Quay 120 Redcliff Street Bristol BS1 6HU View office Tel: +44 (0)333 320 2220 Fax: +44 (0)333 320 4440 DX: 7841 Bristol

London

20 Fenchurch Street London EC3M 3AG View office Tel: +44 (0)333 320 2220 Fax: +44 (0)333 320 4440 DX: 584 London - WT

My Expertise

I handle professional negligence claims against many professionals, including accountants, IFAs, solicitors, surveyors, insurance brokers, actuaries, insolvency practitioners, mortgage brokers, estate agents, property managers and auctioneers.

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I regularly advise insurers on policy coverage issues and disputes, have wide ranging experience of methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution and act for professionals facing disciplinary complaints.

I am the Executive Partner for the Bristol Office and I lead the DWF Bristol Professional Negligence team. Chambers & Partners says of this team: "Sources praise the way the team manages to maintain technical precision whilst remaining alive to the commercial realities surrounding claims..." and (2015) "They've got very good industry knowledge and their advice is always on the button."  

Legal 500 (2014) says that the team: "...delivers excellent value for money" and (2015) that it is a “very strong team, that is commercially savvy".

About me Legal 500 (2015) say Simon is "particularly strong in accountancy matters” and Chambers & Partners (2015) quotes one client: "Anything that is accountant-related is going to him without qualms, regardless of the level of complexity, because I know I'm going to get an absolutely sterling service."

Chambers & Partners (2014) say Simon: "...is very good at making his points and has comprehensive knowledge of procedures and how they should be applied." “Peers admire his work and name him as one of the key people on the defendant side with the most significant professional negligence practices”.

Chambers & Partners (2013) states Simon is "...highly regarded as an excellent practitioner, has a broad practice with capabilities extending across a range of professions..."