Simon Milburn > Hunt & Coombs LLP > Peterborough, England > Lawyer Profile

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.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Human resources > Health and safety

The health and safety practice at Hunt & Coombs LLP in Peterborough has two highly knowledgeable and long-serving crime partners in Simon Milburn and Andrew Cave. It offers a full service to both individuals and corporate clients, who appreciate the strong advocacy skills of the key partners. Milburn handles both prosecution and defence work, while Cave handles a high volume of motoring and vehicle licence offence prosecutions.

East Anglia > Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general

(Leading individuals)

Simon MilburnHunt & Coombs LLP

What makes this practice unique is the depth of experience in the team and how closely they work together‘, remarks a client of Hunt & Coombs LLP, which is regarded as ‘one of the leading firms in the Peterborough/Cambridge area and deservedly so‘. Andrew Cave and Simon Milburn, who has particular expertise in prison law, lead the practice. Cave and senior associate Richard Boucher are mental health law specialists. The firm handles Legal Aid and privately funded cases, which last year included motoring offences, proceeds of crime matters and serious violent crimes. Criminal law clerk Glenda Hair also plays a pivotal role in the practice.

East Anglia > Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: fraud

(Leading individuals)

Simon MilburnHunt & Coombs LLP

Hunt & Coombs LLP in Peterborough has a large team of specialist crime lawyers. Andrew Cave  and Simon Milburn lead the practice, which handles complex fraud and corporate defence work. Its recent caseload includes matter relating to boiler room fraud, money laundering and fraud by abuse of position. The practice is supported by highly respected criminal law clerk Glenda Hair, who has more than 40 years’ experience in the courts, and barrister Mauro Maselli.