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Year of Call: 2000

E: simonjohnson@enterprisechambers.com

T: 020 7405 9471

Clerk: Michael Ireland

Clerk: Luke Clark

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Simon is ranked as a leading junior in company, partnership and insolvency matters, praised as “an outstanding Chancery barrister who is a QC and High Court judge in the making” who is “excellent at everything and should be a silk already” (Legal 500, 2018). His practice also encompasses contractual disputes of all kinds, bank recovery proceedings, professional negligence and property disputes, together with asset tracing and freezing orders. Very often he appears without a leader against QCs. He practices mainly in the Commercial Court and Chancery Division and has acted in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal (in the latter with and without a leader).

  • He's clear and commercial with his advice and a hit with clients. Incredibly user-friendly and not afraid of the fight

    Legal 500 2021
  • Very technically able in his area and able to translate that into practical steps.

    Legal 500 2020
  • Very technically able in insolvency.

    Legal 500 2019
  • A strong all-rounder, with a talent for getting to the heart of the issues.

    Legal 500 2019
  • He is excellent at everything and should be a silk already.

    Legal 500 2018
  • An outstanding Chancery barrister who is a QC and High Court judge in the making.

    Legal 500 2018
  • Outstanding at getting to the crux of an issue without wasting time on peripheral issues.

    Legal 500 2017
  • A great court presence; he is tenacious yet always has a very pleasant manner about him.

    Legal 500 2016
  • Very efficient and user-friendly.

    Legal 500 2015
  • He has an ability to digest a complex set of facts extremely quickly and provide clear and relevant advice.

    Legal 500 2014
  • Clients praise Simon as “very resourceful".

Practice Areas

Significant Cases

Career and Associations

2010 to date: Barrister at Enterprise Chambers.

2002 to 2008: Barrister and Senior Associate in the Advocacy Group of leading international law firm, Dentons.

1994 to 1997: BA (Hons) in Modern History, University of Oxford, First Class.

1995 to 1997: Elected as a Scholar of University College, Oxford.

1997: Prize for best First Class degree in Modern History from candidates at University College.

1998 to 2000: Queen Mother’s Major Scholarship and Hardwicke Entrance Exhibition, Middle Temple.

Diploma in Law (City University – Commendation); BVC (Inns of Court School of Law – Very Competent).

Member of the Chancery Bar Association and the Insolvency Lawyers Association.

Simon is fluent in Spanish and literate in French.

Simon provided free legal advice for several years through the Citizens’ Advice Bureau at the Royal Courts of Justice and the LawWorks Legal Advice Centre in Poplar. He is a volunteer with the CLIPS scheme operated by the Chancery Bar Association.

Simon has served as the governor of a primary school and a volunteer and fundraiser for a soup run for the homeless in central London. For 5 years he organized a week-long programme of voluntary work in southern France for approximately 30 university students and others. Simon has participated in this programme in most years since 1997.

Publications

Contributor to ‘Gore-Browne on Companies: chapter 46, mergers, restructuring and amalgamation.’

Contributor to ‘Gore-Brown Special Release: published annually; a series of articles on piercing the corporate veil.’

Contributor to ‘Practical Law: company law and insolvency topics.’

Contributor to ‘The Journal of International Finance & Banking: the reform of insolvency law in Saudi Arabia.’

Simon regularly presents seminars and talks on matters of relevance to his practice. Details are available on request.