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Simon Williams

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Profile: Professional Liability

Experience and Expertise

Simon Williams advises and acts, mainly in the High Court and in mediation, for both claimants and defendants in claims against a variety of professionals including accountants, solicitors, barristers, surveyors, architects and insurance brokers.

 

Cases of Note

 

He is currently acting for an executor whose deceased mother lost the opportunity to extend the lease of her property on account of the negligent advice of Counsel, and another executor who has sued the trustee in bankruptcy of her deceased husband’s estate for failing to obtain the best possible price on the sale of his principal asset, a disused mill on a prime development site.

Current instructions also include those on behalf of a litigant whose solicitor failed to bring material documents to the attention of the Court of Appeal resulting in the overturning of a significant judgment in his favour in the court below.

 

Recommendations

Simon is again recommended as a leading junior for professional negligence work in the latest edition of The Legal 500 which describes him as “highly regarded“. The 2015 edition of the Legal 500 reported the comment from clients that “He is first class and really knows what he is doing

 

Simon Williams
"He receives acclaim from clients for his professional negligence and damages-related work...He's very confident and very approachable."

Chambers UK

Legal 500 Leading Mediator