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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, Brick Court

When it comes to giving evidence, there is no substitute for real expertise in the matter in hand. But before that – when the case is being analysed and arguments being developed – it sometime takes a different perspective 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.