SOUTHERN CROSS BARRISTER
Simon graduated from The University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in 2005. He was admitted to the Bar in 2006, and in 2010 graduated with a Master of Laws (Honours).
Initially, Simon worked for a medium-sized litigation firm specialising in construction law. In 2008 he moved to the Auckland office of an international insurance law firm. There, Simon advised insurers on policy coverage and defended professional indemnity and public liability claims against various of professionals, including insurance brokers, solicitors, real estate agents, accountants, engineers, architects, barristers and valuers. Simon also undertook some subrogated recovery, debt collection and marine work.
In early 2015, Simon moved to Nepal where he worked on disaster relief efforts following the devastating 2015 earthquakes. In May 2017, after returning to New Zealand, Simon became a member of Southern Cross Chambers.
Simon has successfully represented clients in the Court of Appeal, High Court and District Court, as well as in the Weathertight Homes Tribunal and the Tenancy Tribunal. His areas of practice include insurance law, contractual claims, commercial litigation, franchising disputes, construction law, property disputes, land law, claims by and against trusts and estates, professional negligence and disciplinary matters, shareholder disputes, insolvency law, relationship property, employment law and criminal law.
Simon is a member of the New Zealand Law Society, the New Zealand Bar Association and the New Zealand Insurance Law Association.
Level 13, Southern Cross Building
59-67 High Street
Corner Victoria & High Streets