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Simon has extensive experience and expertise in commercial litigation. He is an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation, having been accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria.

Professional Background

Simon is a Special Counsel in our Litigation Group and is an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation, accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria, and has expertise in building and construction law.

Before joining Sharrock Pitman Legal, Simon practised for 12 years as a barrister at the Victorian Bar in the fields of commercial and general litigation. As such, Simon advises on a wide range of legal issues, including:

  • Commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution
  • Corporate and personal insolvency issues
  • Corporate disputes, including oppression actions and breaches of director’s duties
  • Building and construction disputes
  • Owners corporation disputes
  • Property disputes, including retail tenancy and residential tenancy disputes
  • General civil litigation matters, including contract and payment disputes
  • Professional negligence/liability
  • Not-for-Profit law

Simon is also a nationally accredited mediator and is skilled and experienced in seeking to resolve commercial and general litigation disputes as early as possible by mediation instead of via the courts and tribunals.

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial litigation
  • Court and tribunal proceedings
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy matters
  • Building and construction
  • Mediation and disputes
  • Recovery of monies
  • Professional negligence/liability

Professional Qualifications & Memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)(Deakin)
  • Accredited Specialist (Commercial Litigation) – Law Institute of Victoria
  • Member – Law Institute of Victoria
  • Member – Resolution Institute