Simon Newman has a busy commercial and chancery practice with a particular focus on matters of commercial law, insolvency and financial services. Simon has been appointed by the Attorney General as Junior Counsel to the Crown and in 2020 he was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland.
In addition to his well-respected insolvency and commercial practice, Simon has a strong practice investigating and reporting on complaints for regulatory bodies and appearing in disciplinary and regulatory tribunals. His particular focus is in financial service regulations, and FCA enforcement investigations.
Simon brings a deep knowledge and understanding of the different perspectives in play in his practice areas. This is derived from having spent periods of time advising in-house at a City-based insolvency practice; investigating and advising a London borough on a high-value contract fraud; a secondment to a Lloyds Insurer where he acted as junior underwriting counsel, and through his retention by the Financial Conduct Authority to assist with high-profile wholesale enforcement investigations.
Simon’s range of experience makes him a sound team player, adept at working with others and harnessing the talent around him. Allied to this he has an unstuffy approach with a strong focus on case strategy to achieve commercial outcomes.
Previously Simon has worked in academia, teaching undergraduate law on the LLB degree at the University of Sheffield and as an accredited researcher for a text authored by Professor Nigel Davies and published by Oxford University Press. Simon is one of the technical editors of Law for Small Businesses for Dummies.