Simon Biggin > HCR Hewitsons > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile

HCR Hewitsons
SHAKESPEARE HOUSE
42 NEWMARKET ROAD
CAMBRIDGE
CB5 8EP
England

Work Department

Dispute resolution.

Position

Partner dealing with commercial litigation, professional negligence and insolvency.

Career

Articled Ashington Denton & Co; assistant solicitor Wilde Sapte 1983-85; assistant solicitor and partner Philippsohns 1985-88; assistant solicitor Hewitsons 1988-90; partner 1990.

Memberships

PNLA; R3.

Education

Worksop College, Nottingham; University of Sheffield (1979 LLB); College of Law, Chester.

Leisure

Tennis, cycling.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Private client > Agriculture and estates

The Cambridge office of HCR Hewitsons is home to a substantial part of the firm’s agriculture, food and rural business practice, including lead partner Denise Wilkinson, who has a long-standing reputation for providing practical advice on complex property and family issues to farmers, landed estates and large agribusinesses. Wilkinson is ‘exemplary – extremely knowledgeable and commercially savvy, she is devoted to her clients‘, and client praise the firm as ‘professional, technically reliable, accurate and responsive‘. Litigation partner Simon Biggin, legal director James Frankland and consultant Charles Hewitson are also heavily involved in the practice.

East Anglia > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Cambridge

(Leading individuals)

Simon BigginHCR Hewitsons

At HCR Hewitsons, ‘the commercial litigation team is highly responsive, and always delivers high-quality advice rivalling any top City firm‘. The core of the litigation practice is in Cambridge, where practice head Simon Biggin handles a range of work from contract and product liability disputes to warranty claims, and shareholder litigation. Legal director Stewart Morrison, whose recent work includes a High Court judicial review, is a ‘hardworking litigator who always delivers sound legal advice‘. Public procurement disputes are a key area of expertise for the firm.