Simon has been a Partner of Bircham Dyson Bell LLP since 1983. He specializes in charity law and has lectured on charity trusteeship, philanthropy, the Charities Acts and public benefit. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Charity Law Association and the Chairman of the European Association for Philanthropy and Giving.
Simon is well-renowned in Charity law. Chambers UK: A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession, recently stated that he was ‘praised by market commentators for his strong technical expertise’.
His charity trusteeships include Handel House Trust, The English Concert, Bioversity International UK, Fight for Sight and Children’s Burns Trust. The latter began life as Friends of Russian Children nearly 20 years ago, its formation prompted by the Urals train disaster in 1989.
More recently it took the lead in directing aid to the victims of the terrorist attack on a school which caused the main paediatric burns hospital in Moscow to be inundated with injured children.