“Simon is a great communicator, very meticulous, and provides sound practical advice. His arguments are well-structured and very persuasive. Sensible, commercial and very responsive.”
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2022, Commercial Disputes — Leading Juniors
“An experienced counsel in employment law. He provides sound and practical advice, and his forensic and legal analysis is invaluable.”
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2022, Labour and Employment — Leading Juniors
“A fearless and forceful advocate who provides incredibly robust advice which gives confidence and certainty to those instructing him.”
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2021, Labour & Employment — Leading Juniors
Simon is qualified to practise law both in Hong Kong and California USA. He specializes in personal injury litigation and commercial dispute resolution. In his personal injury practice, he has been instructed in more than 400 personal injury and medical negligence cases and has extensive experience in representing claimants as well as defendants which provides him with knowledge and insight from both sides of legal claims to effectively advise clients. Simon’s large defendant based practice sees him regularly instructed by insurance companies including AIG, Allianz, Allied World, Asia, AXA, Berkshire Hathway, BOCG, Chevalier, China BOCOM, China Pacific, China Taiping, Liberty, Pacific, Prudential, QBE, Swiss Reinsurance, Tokio Marine & Fire, Trinity and Zurich. Other clients include KMB, Hong Kong Sanitorium & Hospital, HKHA, DOJ and property developers.
Simon’s commercial litigation experience includes company and shareholders’ disputes, insolvency and contractual disputes. He also has an ever-increasing experience in probate, trust and land matters including Chinese customary law.
Simon is also an ADR practitioner. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, Simon accepts appointment as an arbitrator. His experience includes commercial, insurance and construction arbitration and arbitration-related court proceedings. He also has a busy mediation and negotiation practice since receiving his accreditation in 2008 and has vast experience in mediating cases ranging from commercial claims to family disputes.
- Barrister-at-law (Hong Kong) (2007)
- Attorney-at-law (California, USA) (2020)
- Solicitor (Hong Kong) (2004-2006)
- Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
- Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (FHKIArb)
- Accredited Mediator
- JMHO Mentor Mediator
- LLB, University of Hong Kong (2001)
- PCLL, University of Hong Kong (2002)
Part-Time Lecturer, PCLL, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong (Civil Litigation, Employment Law & Practice, Professional Practice and Management)
Part-Time Lecturer, PCLL, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong (Civil Litigation, Trial Advocacy, Interlocutory Advocacy and Interviewing, Legal Drafting and Writing)
Atkin’s Court Forms Hong Kong, Issue 82, Title II, Compromise & Settlement
Please refer to CV (available via the link ‘download CV’).