Simon Pedley > Mills & Reeve LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP
No.1 Circle Square
3 Symphony Park
M1 7FS

Work Department

Disputes – commercial disputes, charity disputes and estate, trust and will disputes


  • Simon is a dispute resolution partner specialising in company and commercial disputes, as well as charity disputes and regulation, and contested trusts and estates for high-net-worth individuals, trustees, beneficiaries and charities. His recent work includes: representing the successful claimant in the Kennedy v Kennedy case (an equitable mistake claim to overturn a transaction giving rise to a substantial tax liability); acting in Bhullar v Bhullar (a significant decision in a complicated derivate action); representing the successful applicants in Parris v (1) Ajayi (2) SHC Clemsfold Group (3) SHC Rapkyns Group (a claim in malicious falsehood); acting for the administrators of a substantial estate in a variety of related disputes including directions applications, account proceedings, an insolvency validation order application, various other insolvency proceedings, and an application to remove the administrators.


Trainee solicitor Addleshaw Sons & Latham/Addleshaw Booth & Co 1994-96; solicitor 1996-98; solicitor Pannone LLP 1998-2001; partner 2001-14; partner Mills & Reeve 2014-present.


Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists; Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


Perse School, Cambridge; Emmanuel College, Cambridge (1991 BA English, MA 1995); Anglia Polytechnic University; College of Law, York.