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Areas of Expertise

About Simon

Simon has over 25 years’ experience of defending public sector organisations and major insurers on a wide range of issues from personal injury claims of the utmost severity and complexity through to developing strategies for large scale litigation.

 

Simon has assisted client departments with policy drafting and interpretation and deals with high value and catastrophic claims involving personal injury arising from highways, employers’ liability and landlord & tenant issues. Simon is a member of the steering group responsible for drafting "Well Managed Highway Liability Risk" published by the Institute of Highway Engineers providing guidance to the UKRLG "Well Maintained Highway Infrastructure."

He assists motor insurers through all claim phases from the initial gathering of evidence, police interviews, representation at Coroners' courts and through the civil claim process. Simon is the editor of the firm’s quarterly motor newsletter "Headlight."

Simon also handles property damage claims involving flooding, land charges, grants and common law issues. Simon has advised Institutional and social landlords in regard to housing disrepair claims to include defensibility strategies.

"Simon is my go-to person. He has a clear understanding of how councils operate."

Chambers & Partners, 2024

"Leveraging his ‘excellent legal knowledge’, Simon Evans ‘is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for his clients across a wide range of defence work, spanning employers and public liability, as well as road traffic and property-related defence work."

Legal 500, 2024

‘"A very calm presence and a good judge of a case’, Simon Evans is well regarded by insurer clients in claims brought against public sector clients, as well as in relation to RTAs.”

Legal 500, 2023

 

"Simon Evans brings a deft touch to the handling of major-value claims.""Simon is highly experienced, efficient and thorough."

Chambers & Partners, 2023

"Simon is a thoughtful solicitor who gives measured and sound advice."

Chambers & Partners, 2022

 

“Well prepared, tactically astute and very pleasant to work with. Simon works collaboratively and professionally to progress claims.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

"Simon Evans is extremely knowledgeable and has a wealth of experience to draw upon."

Legal 500, 2020

Legal Commendations

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Notable Cases

Cheltenham Borough Council v Christine Susan Laird & Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council [2009]: £1m claim for misrepresentation in a corporate employment reference and medical questionnaire attracting national press coverage

Hardisty v Aubrey [2006] EWCA. Civ 1196: Court of Appeal action regarding whether a claimant had proved that ongoing whiplash-type symptoms were still caused by the accident

Nicola Bowen and 10 others v Bridgend County Borough Council [2004], High Court, SCCO 0309853: a leading authority as to the enforceability of after the event insurance - successful challenges to the appropriateness and enforceability of Conditional Fee Agreements in housing disrepair actions on 11 test cases

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