Simon Mallett

Simon Mallett

Called to the Bar 1986/Inner Temple

  • Sheffield University LLB
  • Inns of Court School of Law
Professional Membership
  • North Eastern Circuit
  • PIBA


  • 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.


Reported Cases:

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 [2013]

Employment Appeal Tribunal case concerning whether a resignation amounted to constructive dismissal.

Windle & Ors v MOJ & West Yorkshire Police [2013]

Represented WYP in a case to determine whether interpreters used by the Police and the MOJ were employed or independent contractors.