Simon is committed to undertaking publicly funded work and dedicated to social and international justice. He is particularly interested in immigration, actions against the police, inquests, public law. His pupil supervisor is Vijay Jagadesham.
Simon is now in his ‘second six’ and is able to accept instructions across a range of disciplines.
As a Research Consultant at the Southern Africa Litigation Centre in Johannesburg, Simon worked on human rights cases involving issues such as head of state immunity, the mass incarceration of asylum seekers and judicial independence. Simon has also worked as a trial observer at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, where he monitored the trials of perpetrators of crimes against humanity and genocide.
Prior to pupillage Simon was a long term volunteer for Detention Action, where he mentored new volunteers and provided support to people in long-term immigration detention. He was also a representative with the Free Representation Unit arguing social security appeals. Simon has ample experience working with vulnerable clients who speak English as a second language and have sensitive medical conditions.
Simon’s articles on the rule of law and national security proceedings have featured in the Guardian and New Internationalist. He is the co-author of Liberty’s response to the Home Office consultation on police powers of stop and search.
BPTC (Outstanding) (Major Scholarship, Inner Temple)
GDL (Princess Royal Scholarship, Inner Temple)
BA Hons in International Relations and Politics, University of Sheffield (First Class).