Simon is so much more than a lawyer. He helped me look at the pros and cons of a course of action in a balanced way, as a trusted adviser. I found his suggestions insightful. He could see around the problem and suggest different ways of solving it – not just the obvious one – to bring a better result in the end. He understands that there’s a ‘human’ side to any legal issue and appreciates the emotions involved. That’s really important for me, as a client. At the same time he takes a no-nonsense approach to the actual legal process and has an engaging way of bringing people round to his point of view! It was a relief to know Simon was on my side.