Simon is a Regulatory & Compliance lawyer with specialisms in safety, trading and consumer law. Simon advises clients in relation to a very broad range of regulatory areas including health and safety; consumer protection; product safety; product labelling; food safety and hygiene; food labelling; product claims; advertising and marketing; pricing and promotions; GSCOP; transport law; licensing and wider trading law including international trade. Simon has particular sector expertise in the advanced manufacturing, retail/consumer, food and drink and transport sectors.
Simon’s practice is split between supporting clients when they are subject to regulatory investigations, enforcement and criminal prosecutions on the one hand and advising organisations in relation to compliance on the other. Simon is also regularly engaged to undertake internal investigations for both organisations and other bodies.
His advisory work can include assisting clients take products to market, reviewing/enhancing policies and procedures; risk mitigation and providing strategic advice to senior management. Simon has had a very active role in supporting clients with their “go to market” Brexit strategies following the UK’s departure from the European Union.
Simon is recognised in the Legal Directories as a “stand-out” lawyer who manages “huge clients extremely well” and is a “future star in the making.”
In their words
“What I really enjoy about this job is becoming a trusted advisor to a business. In an enforcement context, I enjoy the challenge of doing everything possible to secure the best outcome for your client. When providing advice, there’s no substitute for understanding your client’s business and the wider context so that you’re able to step back and appraise whether the solution is one which best achieves the client’s commercial and legal objectives.”