He has wide ranging experience in advising businesses and individuals subject to investigations, enforcement and prosecutions by numerous bodies.
In addition to health and safety and environmental matters, Simon has a particular specialism in food, product and consumer law.
This sees him regularly advising clients on compliance requirements and providing advice and training at board level. Simon is also a solicitor advocate with rights of audience in the Crown Court.
Commenting on his appointment, Simon said: “Gordons has a longstanding reputation for both delivering excellent commercial advice and having an entrepreneurial environment.
“I am very pleased to be working with like-minded colleagues, and being able to lead a highly capable team which is committed to developing and growing our regulatory practice.
“We will do this by supporting clients to navigate the ever-changing regulatory landscape and assisting them with the increased threat of enforcement and the dramatically increasing consequences of that enforcement.”
Gordons’ retail clients include AO, B&M, Heron Foods, Iceland Foods, Morrisons, Ocado Retail, Home Bargains and Wren Kitchens.
Welcoming Simon to the firm, Gordons managing partner, Victoria Davey, said: “Simon is an excellent hire for Gordons. He has a long track record of building strong and lasting client relationships and is a proven operator.”
“Simon’s retail, logistics and food and drink experience is ideal for a significant number of our clients. He has the ambition and ability to significantly grow our regulatory practice and we look forward to supporting him and his team to do so.”