Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
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Simon Hughes

Simon practices in the field of Personal Injury. Simon has been recognised in the major legal guides for a number of years. The most recent editions describe him as “An excellent barrister and precise cross-examiner; a prospective silk.” (Legal 500 2018) and as “…very technical in the sense that difficult cases don't faze him. He is willing to wade in on even the most complex matters. He is very adaptable to different types of clients and he is very clear in his advice. He is a safe pair of hands” (Chambers Guide 2018). His work in the industrial disease sphere has been specifically recognised in previous editions.

Simon’s work spans the full range of personal injury matters with his practice mainly focused on mid to high end Multi-Track and industrial disease cases. He also has particular experience in representing insurers in cases where fraud and fundamental dishonesty is alleged and has successfully represented Defendants in applications to commit Claimants for contempt where such findings have been made. He prides himself on being a robust yet careful advocate. He has appeared before the High Court and the Court of Appeal on numerous occasions in his field of specialism. 

Simon is experienced in CRU appeals and appears on a regular basis before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel. He also has extensive experience in costs issues.

He has a strong paper-based practice that includes written advices, the drafting of pleadings and the settlement of schedules. He is committed to the prompt return of papers and the maintenance of high client care and service standards.

Simon was previously an author of Butterworth’s Personal Injury Litigation Service Division I with responsibility for the sections on Future Loss and Fraudulent Claims amongst others within Division I of that publication.