Simon is experienced in all aspects of commercial litigation and has developed his junior practice in silk.
Notable Commercial Litigation cases
Catfoss Finance v Topdog
Claim for conversion of hired goods settled at trial.
Dixon v S & N  4 Comp LR 484
Construction of Beer Order in a case in which the issue was whether the tenant had breached the terms of his tenancy agreement. First time the order had been the subject of judicial consideration.
Abbey Archway v Cooper
Construction of an option agreement for the sale of land in which there were 2 such options, both of which the Claimant purported to exercise and in respect of which the Defendant alleged undue influence.
Flowrite v Masternaut
£1,000,000 claim for breach of contract resulting from a failure to pay for goods supplied, the Defendant claiming that the goods were unfit for purpose.
Garforth Residential v Leeds City Council
Claim against local authority for failure to pay block grant involving construction of the National Assistance Act 1948.
TNT v Somerfield Stores
Claim for loss of profits where extension of contract was conditional upon minimum sales figure being reached. Issue of whether figure was reached and whether, if not, the failure was manipulated by the Defendant.
€30m claim for damages and conversion in connection with 4 yachts.
Defending Commercial Court claim for breach of contract in relation to the contract’s termination for nonperformance.
Defending £6m claim for company accused of deliberately misinforming insurers about financial information.
Representing company directors in Tax Tribunal where HMRC seek penalties in respect of a declared tax avoidance scheme, which failed.