Simon Newman engages in a full range of commercial and chancery litigation, in particular commercial, insurance, insolvency and financial matters. Simon has been appointed by the Attorney General as Junior Counsel to the Crown (C Panel). 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, involving regular appearances in disciplinary and regulatory tribunals. His particular focus is in financial service regulations, and he also has broader experience in the medical, property and sports sectors.
Allied to his practice commitments Simon has developed a depth of knowledge and understanding of different perspectives in his practice areas having spent periods of time advising in-house at a City-based insolvency practice; investigating and advising the London Borough of Southwark on a high-value contract fraud; and seconded to a Lloyds Insurer where he acted as junior underwriting counsel and to the in-house teams of medical and financial regulators.
Simon’s range of experience makes him a sound team player, adept at working with others and harnessing the talent around him, and means he takes an unstuffy approach to matters 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.