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Simon Brew

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Fladgate LLP

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Simon Brew is a partner in the litigation department at Fladgate.

He specialises in commercial disputes, in particular professional negligence claims, shareholder disputes, fraud and regulatory matters.

Simon acts for businesses and individuals in a wide variety of disputes and has acted both for and against professional services firms in connection with professional liability matters.

An example of recent litigation Simon has acted on is for private investors in a major shareholder dispute in the High Court relating to a retail and property joint venture as well as a number of professional negligence claims relating to a variety of professionals.

Simon is ranked as a leading individual for professional negligence and commercial litigation and is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.

He has been a member of the firm’s litigation department for over 20 years and a partner in the firm since 2000.


Trained Boodle Hatfield, qualified 1992; made partner at Fladgate in 2000.


Law Society; Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.


Shrewsbury School; Reading University (LLB Hons); Guildford College of Law.

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Fladgate LLP's disputes group includes pre-empting potential claims or defences; recovery litigation, including disputed security and enforcement; insolvency matters; fraud; and payment systems. Other areas of strength are mis-selling claims, including swaps; claims against professionals, including surveyors, accountants and solicitors; and disputes between banks. Representative experience includes acting for a financial services firm in the prosecution of its claim for commission against its former client, an international maritime group. Steven Mash is a specialist in civil fraud matters and Bree Taylor has acted for claimants in actions against major banks. Other names to note are Simon Ekins, Simon Brew and Alexander Wildschßtz.

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London: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Fladgate LLP is praised for its ‘excellent communication skills’ and the team regularly handles high-value claims for high-net-worth individuals and companies in disputes against solicitors, accountants and construction professionals. It also defends claims for clients such as Deloitte, the Medical Defence Union and Zurich. Team head Simon Brew acts for claimants and defendants in claims involving accountants, solicitors and construction professionals, and represented a Hong Kong-based company in a $1m claim against its former solicitors for professional negligence, breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract. Litigation head Simon Ekins, Janet Keeley, Sophia Purkis, Jonathan Hibberts and Digby Hebbard are also key members of the department.

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