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Simon Day

Tel:
Work +44 020 7831 9222
Email:
Web:
www.macfarlanes.com
Macfarlanes LLP

Work Department

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Position

Partner

Career

Simon specialises in complex multi-party and competition law disputes, and has extensive experience of advising in relation to both High Court trials and alternative forms of dispute resolution.

His practice includes co-ordinating and advising in relation to English law issues arising out of overseas proceedings, as well as in proceedings brought in the English Courts. He has particular experience of group litigation, both in the context of general commercial disputes and in private damages actions for competition law breaches, and high-value trust disputes.

Simon advises corporates, international banks and private wealth funds as well as certain high-net-worth individuals.


London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Macfarlanes LLP ‘has a truly outstanding team from partner level to trainee level’. Charles Lloyd ‘conducts high-value and difficult litigation with charm, urbanity and intelligence’. The ‘organised, very determined and assured’ Jonathan Arr  ‘has established himself as a major presence in the sphere of international trust litigation’. The ‘impressivePiers Barclay , the ‘polished and incisive’ Matthew Pintus  (now a consultant) and the ‘hugely successfulSimon Day (a senior solicitor) are also recommended. Clients of the ‘completely top-class and extremely professional team’ include beneficiaries, spouses, trustees, financial institutions, entrepreneurs and those with hereditary wealth and protectors. The group regularly deals with some of the largest trusts and estates that often hold prominent businesses, other substantial property holdings and large cash and investment portfolios.

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  • Finding the 
right words

    In the recent case of Newbury v Sun Microsystems [2013], the defendant argued that an offer to settle proceedings was ‘in principle' only and that a binding contract could not be formed until further terms had been agreed and a formal contract had been signed. It supported this argument by referring to a statement, in the offer letter, that the settlement was to be ‘recorded in a suitably worded agreement'. 

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