Simon has been a high profile solicitor in Cork City for over 30 years, developing extensive experience in Commercial Law, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Residential and Commercial Property Transactions and Professional Regulation.
He is a qualified Arbitrator and Mediator also and is currently a member of the Law Society Arbitration and Mediation Panels and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a Centre of Effective Dispute Resolution [CEDR] Accredited Mediator. His regulatory experience is second to none and since 2006 he has also chaired the Veterinary Council of Ireland Fitness to Practice Committee and acts as a Legal Assessor for other professions in their regulatory processes.
Simon served as President of the Law Society of Ireland in 2015-2016. He has been an elected member of the Council of the Law Society of Ireland for the past 20 years and during that time also served as Chair of the Law Society’s most important standing committees including the Regulation of Practice Committee, Complaints & Client Relations Committee and Education Committee.
Simon has also previously served as Honorary Secretary and then President of the Southern Law Association and, in the business sector, as Honorary Secretary of the Cork Chamber of Commerce.
In his free time Simon is a follower of all sports and, when he does get the chance, particularly enjoys playing golf.
He was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 1984.