Simon is a highly experienced litigator, having practiced for over 25 years in the CTP, workers compensation, recovery and liability jurisdictions.
He is the section leader for the NSW Statutory Insurance team which acts for major insurers and self-insurers in the defence of workers’ compensation claims, work injury damages claims, motor accident and public liability claims.
Simon has been appointed a District Court Arbitrator, is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law and is an active member of the Australian Insurance Institute. He is a recommended CTP & Motor Vehicle Insurance Lawyer in Doyles’ Guide to the Legal Profession.
Simon’s recent experience includes a substantial MAS and CARS practice, in particular, administrative law issues and the defence of claimant appeals from CARS. He regularly appears as a CARS advocate, on occasions appearing against senior counsel.
Simon has been retained by insurer clients to advise on scheme and industry responses to legislative change and to review and assess the performance of entire claims departments. He provides regular training programs on a wide range of claims issues for insurer clients including claims management, recovery actions, settlement techniques, and assessment of liability and quantum.
Simon has been the lead partner in Court of Appeal and High Court decisions of industry significance, including Nominal Defendant v GLG Australia.