Year Of CallYear of call: 1986
Called to the Bar 1986/Inner Temple
- Sheffield University LLB
- Inns of Court School of Law
- North Eastern Circuit
- Chair of Police Misconduct Hearings
- External Assessor with the College of Policing
- International advocacy trainer for the Inns of Court
- Advocacy Trainer for the North Eastern Circuit
- Trustee of York CAB
Recommended as a Leading Junior in there areas of practice in the Legal 500 2018: Employment, Personal Injury and Regulatory Work
Recommended as a leading Junior in Legal 500 for the last four years: “Acts for claimants and respondents across a broad spectrum of employment cases”.
Area of Practice: Employment and Equality
Simon represents both Claimants and Respondents, often police forces, in a variety of employment and equality claims. Simon accepts direct access work.
Recent cases include acting for:
A solicitor in a claim for sex discrimination and unfair dismissal against a leading regional law firm.
A leading Academy in a claim for unfair dismissal brought by a teacher.
A senior Financial Manager in a whistleblowing and unfair dismissal claim against a bank.
An undercover Police Officer in a disability discrimination claim against a police force.
A police force in a number of claims for race discrimination.
An equality act claim concerning wheelchair access to public transport.
Current cases include acting for:
A student on a direct access basis for disability discrimination against a University.
A former employee on a direct access basis claiming a post employment detriment due to being a whistleblowing
A police force in a claim for race and religious discrimination.
A police force in a claim for disability discrimination and a failure to make reasonable adjustments.
Hall v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire UKEAT/0057/15/LA
EAT case on the causal link between disability and unfavourable treatment.
McFarlane v Cadbury Trebor Bassett 
Employment Appeal Tribunal case concerning whether a resignation amounted to constructive dismissal.
Windle & Ors v MOJ & West Yorkshire Police 
Represented WYP in a case to determine whether interpreters used by the Police and the MOJ were employed or independent contractors.