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Expert evidence and advice

In the 1980s, I thought accounting firms should offer expert witness and forensic services. The idea was unheard of at the time and the firm I was with, Ernst & Young, took some persuading that there was a viable market for the service. But, with a little persistence, I was able to persuade them to give it a go. Persistence and persuasion have since become the hallmarks of my litigation work.

In one of the most complex trials which has ever taken place in the Commercial Court, Simon played a key role in developing winning strategies. George Leggatt QC

Before a dispute reaches court – when the case is being analysed and arguments being developed – it sometimes takes an extra level of curiosity to identify what is really at issue. Often, that is where I am at my most productive: bringing to bear the experience I gained from running a forensic department (click here for a couple of illustrations).




Solicitors I have been instructed by over the years include:

Simon was the expert behind the scenes, ensuring that all the technical content hung together. Truly invaluable and saved costs.
Stephen Netherway,
CMS Cameron McKenna

  • Allen & Overy
  • Barlow Lyde & Gilbert
  • Clifford Chance
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • Department of Justice (USA)
  • Fasken Martineau
  • Freshfields
  • Reynolds Porter Chamberlain
  • Sacker & Partners
  • Simmons & Simmons
  • Slaughter and May

Click to see the breadth of cases I have worked on.