Lancashire Law School
Harris Building, HB226
+44 (0) 1772 89 3061
Subject Areas: Law
Simon is a Senior Lecturer in Innovation & Employability. Prior to joining the law school, Simon was an experienced commercial litigation solicitor, working for global law firms DLA Piper and DWF. He is also a high performance executive coach and this and his professional experience informs his approach to teaching and learning. A strong advocate of encouraging social mobility within the legal profession, Simon has won many national awards for his work with first generation law students.
Simon is the law school lead on many employability and innovation projects and is the main point of contact for employers, helping build strong and sustainable local, national and international links.
Simon’s research interests centre on the legal profession and follow 4 interdependent themes:
He is also passionate about the role that responsible businesses can play in building sustainable communities and in particular the important role law firms can play in not only improving access to justice, but in working closely with local communities. Whilst a solicitor, he was seconded to the leading social impact charity Business in the Community, working with businesses and communities in Toxteth & Wavertree to create sustainable growth.
Solicitor of Supreme Court
Member of the Law Society of England & Wales
Member of Association of Law Teachers
National Sports Law Negotiation Competition 2017 at Wembley – Panel Judge
Association of Law Teachers Conference 2018
Do it. But don’t get caught? Exploring Social Media and Professionalism of Law Students – Joint paper with Dr Kartina Choong
How to build a bridge. Exploring career mentoring & social capital in career transition.