“They are quite commercial in their approach and don’t escalate matters; rather they find the most efficient way to deal with things”

Chambers UK 2020

“A highly respected litigation boutique with expertise in a wide range of contentious corporate matters”

Chambers UK 2020

“They can really go toe to toe with magic circle firms”

Chambers UK 2020

“An excellent boutique litigation firm”

Chambers UK 2020

“They have really had our backs in a very innovative way”

Chambers UK 2020

“They are absolutely brilliant – very good at the big picture, very effective communicators and very easy to get on with.”

Chambers UK 2020

“Signature has provided us with steady-handed advice and I can honestly recommend their tightly-knit team to anyone in need of sound legal advice”

Chambers UK 2020

“Noted expertise in handling cases related to alleged benchmark manipulation and mis-selling, as well as significant shareholder disputes”

Chambers UK 2020

“Well known for its representation of oligarchs and other high net worth individuals”

Chambers UK 2020

“Prominent dispute resolution boutique with a strong record acting on behalf of claimants against major banks and financial institutions in complex litigation matters”

Chambers UK 2020

“The amount of deep thought that goes into each piece of work is extraordinary”

Chambers UK 2020

“Brilliant client care coupled with sound legal judgement”

Chambers UK 2020

Signature “has developed a deep bench of talent, which means even with the high demand for their services they consistently maintain a high quality”

Chambers UK 2020

“Highly responsive, intelligent and commercially astute lawyers”

Chambers UK 2020

“They demonstrate the ability to formulate, plan and implement a sophisticated global strategy”

Chambers UK 2020

“They are impressive in the way they deal with very complex cases”

Chambers UK 2020

The Firm’s “tactical and strategic vision is unparalleled, and the practice has a great range of partners and associates”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“A strong focus on large, complex cases that are often cross-border”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“A highly experienced team of partners who have in-depth knowledge of commercial dispute resolution”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“Outstandingly successful”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

“Dedicated litigation experts with experience in handling every element of large-scale and highly complex commercial disputes, frequently involving multiple parties and jurisdictions.”

Chambers UK 2019

“Prominent dispute resolution boutique with a strong record acting on behalf of claimants against major banks and financial institutions in complex litigation matters.”

Chambers UK 2019

“A highly specialised dispute resolution firm, with a strong focus on large, complex and often cross-border cases.”

The Legal 500 UK 2019

Dispute resolution boutique Signature Litigation LLP handles large, high-profile professional negligence claims, often with a cross-border element, for claimants and defendants.

The Legal 500 UK 2019

“The practice advises on all aspects of large-scale banking litigation.”

The Legal 500 UK 2019

“The hallmarks of the team are that they are responsive, commercial, conflict-free, flexible … a client gets Magic Circle quality.”

Chambers UK 2019

“They have a lot of experience in multi-jurisdictional, high-value litigation. They are a boutique firm that is growing in size considerably but which can still provide a personal, flexible service.”

Chambers UK 2019

“Adept at handling multiparty and cross-border disputes, particularly those related to banking.”

Chambers UK 2019

“Their advice is sound and their strategic approach is excellent. I would recommend them without hesitation.”

Chambers UK 2019

“The firm is extremely focused on high-quality litigation”.

Chambers UK 2019

“Noted expertise in handling cases related to alleged benchmark manipulation and mis-selling, as well as significant shareholder disputes”.

Chambers UK 2019

“A first-class firm with a positive, collaborative culture of integrity”.

The Legal 500 UK 2019

Dedicated litigation experts with experience in handling every element of large scale and highly complex commercial disputes, frequently involving multiple parties and jurisdictions.

Chambers UK 2019

Biography

Simon is a litigator and mediator with experience in complex trust, probate and commercial disputes.

Simon qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2017. He completed his 2-year training contract with Irwin Mitchell, where he worked in the highly acclaimed Contentious Trusts and Probate, International Personal Injury, and Clinical Negligence teams. Upon qualification, he joined the market-leading Private Wealth Disputes team at Charles Russell Speechlys.

Simon later joined Signature Litigation’s Gibraltar office in 2019, and now specialises in complex domestic and multi-jurisdictional trust, probate and commercial disputes.

Simon is an accredited commercial mediator with CEDR and has a strong interest in ADR.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Simon spent several years working in international development, foreign affairs and conflict management.

He holds Masters degrees in Psychology and Business Studies from the University of Edinburgh and in Conflictology from the Open University of Catalunya, and completed the GDL and LPC at the University of Law.

He is currently studying the Professional Certificate of Competence in Gibraltar Law at the University of Gibraltar and will obtain the right to practice Gibraltar Law later this year.

Simon is fluent in English and Spanish.

Experience

Trust Disputes

  • Acting for a UK-based beneficiary of complex, high value Gibraltar-based trusts in seeking the removal of the trustees.
  • Acted for the beneficiaries of a Manx-based trust in a dispute regarding the trustee’s conflict of interest in relation to inter-company loans between a trust-held company and one in which the trustee had a personal interest.
  • Acted for beneficiaries of a Jersey-based trust in a multi-million pound dispute with the trustee over unpaid trust income tax liabilities on historic UK-source company dividends distributed to UK resident beneficiaries.
  • Acted for a court-appointed Guernsey trustee in respect of five Guernsey based occupational pension schemes suffering liquidity issues, involving investigations into the conduct of the former trustee.

Commercial Litigation

  • Acting for a major telecommunications provider in complex proceedings at the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal involving the Regulatory Authority in Gibraltar.
  • Acting for a claimant in a professional negligence claim against a life assurer in relation to investments made in their life bond scheme in Gibraltar.

Proprietary Estoppel / Constructive Trust Claims

  • Acted for the claimant in a multi-million pound proprietary estoppel claim relating to the family’s country estate.
  • Acted for the defendant in a multi-million pound claim for an interest in the family home worth several million pounds.

Contentious Probate Disputes

  • Acted for various beneficiaries in disputes relating to the validity of Wills and Codicils, including over concerns about testamentary capacity, knowledge and approval, undue influence and lack of formalities.

Financial Provision Claims

  • Acting for the beneficiaries of a multi-million pound estate that is the subject of a claim for reasonable financial provision in Gibraltar.
  • Acted for a claimant seeking reasonable financial provision out of her deceased’s partner’s estate in England.

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