With a number of high profile Milton Keynes clients, Simon heads up our Milton Keynes operations. Simon is a well-known and highly respected member of the Milton Keynes professional community. He is a member of the MK Business Leaders Partnership.
As an employment law specialist, and Partner, Simon provides local companies with support and assistance with employment related problems. His proactive approach is creative, commercial and pragmatic (and also preventative where possible!).
As well as assisting clients with disciplinary matters, grievances, ill health and discrimination issues; Simon also advises businesses on the employment aspects of complex restructures; business acquisitions; outsourcing arrangements; and corporate transactions.
With a particular interest in disability discrimination claims, Simon takes a pro-active role in managing Tribunal claims for his clients, including advocacy at Tribunal hearings.
Simon regularly delivers training sessions and workshops in the Milton Keynes area and is renowned for his fun and interactive delivery.
Simon is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.
Simon is also a member of the firm’s Data Protection Team, advising clients as they prepare for the introduction of the GDPR in May 2018.
- 2013 - Present: Howes Percival LLP, Partner
- 2012: Howes Percival LLP, Director
- 2008: Howes Percival LLP, Associate Solicitor
- 2003: Howes Percival LLP, Solicitor
- 2001: Howes Percival LLP, Trainee Solicitor
- 1999: Eversheds, Debt Recovery Negotiator
The Legal 500: Howes Percival recommended for 20 different practice areas
Howes Percival has been recommended for 20 different practice areas in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500 – the authoritative guide to the UK’s leading law firms – and awarded top tier ranking in 12 different legal specialisms.
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