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Hunt & Coombs LLP

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Huntingdon, Oundle, Peterborough, St Neots

Simon Milburn

Work 01733 882800
Hunt & Coombs LLP

Work Department

Crime and business defence.


Simon heads the crime and mental health department. There are now ten lawyers working in the crime department and together they make up the strongest team in the Peterborough and Huntingdon areas. Simon is a highly experienced criminal advocate whose experience includes both prosecuting and defending environmental, health and safety and trading standards matters. He is an expert on prison law in addition to all general crime and licensing work.


Qualified 1991, Simon has spent his career at Hunt & Coombs Solicitors and is a partner and heads the crime and mental Health teams. He is Assistant Coroner for Peterborough.


Duty Solicitor Scheme.


Queen Elizabeth Grammar School; Northumbria University (1988 LLB (Hons)); College of Law, Guildford (1989 Law Society Finals/LPC).


Football, networking and socialising.

East Anglia: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud

Within: Leading individuals

Simon Milburn - Hunt & Coombs LLP

Within: Crime: fraud

Hunt & Coombs LLP has 'a strong criminal practice and is an outstanding firm, well respected by clients and Judges alike'. One barrister remarks that 'the firm stands out for its commitment to its clients and dedication to ensuring every brief is thoroughly prepared irrespective of its size or seriousness'. Another comments that 'it falls into the top 5% of criminal firms who instruct me in terms of the high standard of care they provide and the quality of their case preparation'. Andrew Cave and Simon Milburn  have 'sound judgment and a manner with clients that is reassuring but nonetheless realistic'. Milburn is currently defending a multimillion-pound fraudulent evasion of excise duty claim. Criminal law clerk Glenda Hair has more than 40 years’ experience in the courts and ‘can get pretty much anything reasonable done for the client; she is great for client care and the fact that she comes to court most days means that defendants get a great service and counsel are well supported'.

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Crime: general

Within: Leading individuals

Simon Milburn - Hunt & Coombs LLP

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East Anglia: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety

Hunt & Coombs LLP in Peterborough draws on the experience of two specialist crime lawyers, Simon Milburn and Andrew Cave, who advise both corporates and individuals on health and safety matters. Milburn prosecutes and defends HSE matters, proceeds of crime cases, environmental and trading standards matters. Cave has a strong reputation in motoring and vehicle licensing law and frequently handles DVSA (VOSA) prosecutions. The practice also undertakes regulatory prosecutions on behalf of local councils and other public bodies. Recent highlights for the practice include appealing against health and safety prohibition and improvement notices to enable a client to continue operating at its premises; supporting clients following investigation and prosecution for breaches of health and safety obligations; and defending a company against manslaughter charges following the death of a worker on a construction site.

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