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Simon’s work extends to both commercial and general aviation, and he advises a broad range of clients based in the UK and overseas.

Recent examples include:

  • acting for aircraft operators/owners and their insurers in relation to accident liability claims;
  • acting for a claimant aircraft parts company in a multi-million dollar LCIA international arbitration seeking recovery of sums payable by an overseas debtor following the provision of component supply and repair services;
  • acting for a claimant aircraft operator in a multi-million dollar LCIA international arbitration concerning a dispute over fractional ownership of an executive jet;
  • acting for a lessor of a Boeing 737 in a multimillion dollar claim against a lessee airline and its government guarantor following lease defaults and abandonment of the aircraft;    
  • acting for flying training organisations in disputes with their home aerodromes;
  • defending members of a light aircraft syndicate in a High Court claim arising out of a light aircraft accident.

As well as his professional interest, Simon has a longstanding personal interest in aviation, having previously completed an RAF Flying Scholarship, flown solo in gliders, and obtained his Private Pilots Licence (PPL(A)). 

next generation lawyer in the 2018 Legal 500 directory and ranked associate to watch of Chambers & Partners UK 2019. 

Year of qualification: 2010

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