Simon is an acknowledged commercial litigation specialist.
His commercial litigation experience spans banking and financial services litigation, arbitration (domestic and overseas), construction litigation and professional liabilities including bringing and defending claims against a range of professionals in the legal, property, insurance, and construction sectors. Simon’s commercial litigation practice includes advising on partnership and franchise disputes, insurance coverage matters (for both insurers and policyholder) and disputes arising from the sale of goods and manufacturing equipment, often with a conflict of laws element.
Highlights of Simon’s High Court advocacy and drafting practice include:
Further details of Simon’s commercial litigation practice can be found in the sections below.
Simon has many years of experience advising the leading insurers on claims concerning construction professionals (architects, engineers, project managers, quantity surveyors, geotechnical engineers, and design and build contractors). Simon has developed his professional liabilities expertise to advise on claims concerning legal, insurance, property and construction professionals and a summary of his experience is identified below.
Simon has significant experience of bringing and defending a wide variety of solicitor negligence claims including commercial and residential property transactions, alleged negligent conduct of litigation, failed transactions, claims in respect of multiple dwelling relief and defending alleged breaches of the GDPR, breach/invasion of privacy, negligence, misuse of private information and breach of confidence claims. Examples include:
Simon’s practice includes advising both lenders and residential purchasers on claims against surveyors and defending such claims. In particular:
Simon defends claims brought against managing and letting agents, including claims (and appeals) in both the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and Upper Tribunal (Property Chamber):
Simon’s construction expertise spans claims both for and against construction professionals which is complemented by his experience of acting in non-insurance related construction matters. Simon’s recent construction professional indemnity experience includes:
Simon’s non-professional liabilities construction experience includes:
Simon is able to accept instructions directly from members of the public, companies and other entities through the public access scheme (also known as direct access). He is happy to accept instructions on a direct basis in appropriate cases. If you wish to instruct Simon on a direct basis, please speak to the clerks.
For more information on public access, please see the Bar Council website.
"“Simon is a good advocate and we find him extremely helpful.” “A first-class junior - beyond user-friendly and a phenomenal addition to the team. Simon works brilliantly with solicitors and clients are grateful for his considered advice.”" - Professional Negligence
Chambers & Partners 2024
“Simon Arnold handles disputes for a wide range of clients and their insurers and provides advice which is always in depth and cuts to the key issues of the case.”
“...recommended for construction disputes on a national and international basis”
“He tailors his approach to the particular circumstances. He has good commercial awareness and is a diligent and conscientious lawyer state clients”
Chambers and Partners
“Dispute resolution specialist Simon Arnold is recognised for an impressive practice that often includes complex multiparty claims. “
Chambers & Partners