COSTS & COST LITIGATION
Simon has long been recognised as one of the most pre-eminent practitioners in this field of work. He provides “good, robust and commercial advice” (Legal 500) be it in inter parties or solicitor/client disputes.
Simon has been in the leading cases in the High Court,Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court in multi million pound disputes as well as drafting complex legal and litigation funding documents in heavy commercial litigation.
He is at the forefront of the development of the law in the UK having been lead counsel in many landmark cases including the seminal and definitive procedural case of Mitchell v News Group Newspapers in 2014 – Court of Appeal, Frost v MGN – Supreme Court , and BNM v MGN – Court of Appeal .
Receiving and paying parties, given his reputation for excellence, seek his advice regularly.
He was on the Editorial Board of the Practitioner Textbook on this subject 2002 – 2012. He continues regularly to provide lectures and seminars on Costs Law and contributes articles to various publications including Litigation Funding.
He is an Accredited Mediator and conducts mediations in costs matters through CADR (Costs Alternative Dispute Resolution). At the invitation of the Master of the Rolls sits on the Civil Justice Council on costs matters.