Simons Muirhead Burton > London, England > Firm Profile

Simons Muirhead Burton
87-91 Newman Street
LONDON
W1T 3EY
England

Living Wage

Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general Tier 1

Simons Muirhead Burton has a particularly strong media practice, in addition to a strong reputation for acting on behalf of high-net-worth and high-profile individuals on violent and sexual offences. ‘First rate criminal solicitor’ Phil Smith leads the department, and has a decades-long reputation of appearing in the most highly publicised cases. Founding partner Anthony Burton CBE has more than 40 years of experience in the practice area, and is globally recognised as an expert on the death penalty as a result of his work as chair of the Death Penalty Project NGO. Senior associate Henrietta Ronson is praised for her ‘unparalleled domain expertise.

Practice head(s):

Phil Smith

Testimonials

‘Simons Muirhead Burton is the most diligent, passionate and expert firm I have ever encountered.’

‘The practice employs lawyers of deep experience and domain expertise in order to provide a very high standard of service.’

‘Henrietta Ronson was the standout individual on the team. My experience working with her is second to none.’

‘The criminal team is very classy – highly competent, down to earth, responsive and extremely experienced.’

‘Phil Smith is a first rate criminal solicitor. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone. He gets great results – largely as a result of his hard work and ability to see points others often miss.’

‘The work they did for my case was beyond outstanding, and each of them was available at any time.’

‘The amount of research and attention to detail by partner Phil Smith and associate Henrietta Ronson was something I haven’t seen anywhere else.’

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment (including media finance) Tier 1

Described as the ´best in class`, Simons Muirhead Burton is jointly led by Simon Goldberg and Razwana Akram on the film & TV side. Richard Baskind  leads on music, representing independent songwriters such as Nick Cave, independent record labels, and industry executives. Martin Soames heads up the publishing division and acts for key players in the sector such as Penguin Books. Associate Blaise Gaymer from the firm's film & TV department regularly leads the team together with Goldberg on matters such as the representation of Neon Films and Chris Atkins. Jonny Petch has recently left the firm to join the music department at Bray & Krais, Solicitors.

Practice head(s):

Simon Goldberg; Razwana Akram; Martin Soames

Other key lawyers:

Blaise Gaymer; Stephen Shotnes; Alasdair George; Maninder Gill

Testimonials

‘Best in class – huge expertise, deep understanding of their client’s business, innovative, ambitious for their clients.’

‘We work most closely with Martin Soames who is a class act – calm, extremely clever, thoughtful and responsive. He’s always our first choice.’

‘Very knowledgeable and experienced team. Work tirelessly to deliver the result. Great breadth of experience in house. Able to tackle challenging issues and people professionally and clearly.’

‘Simon Goldberg – experienced core team member who gets results.’

Key clients

42 M&P LTD

Fulwell 73 Ltd

Film financier

Neon Films Ltd and Chris Atkins

Silent Twins

Rope Ladder Fiction Limited

Canoe Film

Film financier

It’s A Lot Limited t/a Fan Studios

Grace Jones

Bloc Party

RØMANS

GDS Records Limited

Nick CAve

BC Music Media Limited

Tom Grennan

Wafflin Media Limited

Cosmos Music AB

Locomotion Entertainment Ltd

New York Times/Serial

Gal-Dem

Random House Group/Penguin Books

Simon & Schuster

Bureau of Investigative Journalism

News Group Newspapers

Reach plc

Faber & Faber

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Reputation management Tier 1

As 'one of the best reputation management teams in the UK', Simons Muirhead Burton act for defendant publishers and broadcasters, including some of Europe's largest television production houses. Along with advising big names such as The Sun and The Mirror, the practice is also notable for its support for UK and US-based NGOs, journalist bodies, and trade unions. Practice head Jeffrey Smele specialises in criminal media law, regularly conducting internal investigations and representing journalists in response to police requests for material. Louis Charalambous has 'vast experience' assisting major broadcasters and national newspapers with complex emergency injunction applications, while managing partner and head of dispute resolution Razi Mireskandari leads on high-profile media litigation cases. Data protection expert and forensic solicitor Stephen Shotnes carries out pre-publication clearance work, and publishing disputes specialist Martin Soames draws on his experience as a commissioning editor to assist clients with highly contentious publications. Senior associate Emma Linch is also recommended for her work on contentious data protection media issues.

Practice head(s):

Jeffrey Smele

Other key lawyers:

Louis Charalambous; Razi Mireskandari; Martin Soames; Stephen Shotnes; Emma Linch

Testimonials

‘Simons Muirhead Burton was originally a human rights firm, and freedom of speech and access to justice have always been part of their DNA. This differentiates them – they go that extra mile when acting for publishers to minimise damage and to protect journalists.’

‘Partners Martin Soames and Stephen Shotnes – former book editor and journalist respectively – add their in house expertise to deep legal knowledge offer a high level of service.’

‘Emma Linch is a rising star.’

‘Martin Soames is exceptionally good. He is responsive, calm, pragmatic and I have absolute confidence in his excellent judgement.’

‘The legal advice we get is very good and the service is prompt and courteous. They find excellent counsel for us as needed.’

‘Louis Charalambous is has vast experience in media law defence, especially libel trials. He is very hard-working and conscientious. He is always “there” for the clients and very popular with them. He is particularly good (very calm) in dealing with difficult litigation situations.’

‘Jeffrey Smele is a good tactician in litigation and very easy to deal with.’

‘One of the best reputation management teams in the UK. Great knowledge of all parts of the media and extensive work defending and advising with the press.’

Public sector > Civil liberties and human rights Tier 2

Simons Muirhead Burton is best known as the founder and long-term supporter of The Death Penalty Project, which for more than three decades has provided free legal representation to thousands of individuals facing the death penalty around the world; through this vehicle, the firm has successfully challenged the constitutionality of the mandatory death penalty in thirteen countries, focusing particularly on those which retain the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. Co-founders Parvais Jabbar and Saul Lehrfreund are singled out by one client as having ‘done more to abolish the death penalty across the globe than any other individuals in the last 30 years‘.

Practice head(s):

Parvais Jabbar; Saul Lehrfreund

Other key lawyers:

Abdul Varachhia; Peter Weiss

Testimonials

‘I have worked with Saul Lehrfreund for over 20 years on cases. He is passionately committed to his work. His knowledge is second to none. He has immense energy and positivity. He is a joy to work with.’

‘Parvais Jabbar and Saul Lehrfreund have unrivalled experience in criminal appeals to the Privy Council and in the representation of those facing the death penalty worldwide. Parvais Jabbar is brilliant, hard-working and innovative.’

‘Saul Lehrfreund and Parvais Jabbar are the pre-eminent experts in legal challenges concerning the death penalty and have been for over 30 years.’

‘Saul Lehrfreund and Parvais Jabbar have done more to abolish the death penalty across the globe than any other individuals in the last 30 years. They truly are trailblazers, and this is recognised by the MBEs that they have both received for service to international human rights.’

‘Parvais Jabbar is the consummate death penalty litigator. His breadth of work shows Parvais’s dexterity and ability to work across a number of practice areas at the national and international level. Such skills are very rare, in my experience.’

‘The Death Penalty Project which is run by this firm is unique in providing specialist advocacy in strategic cases involving the death penalty worldwide.’

‘Saul Lehrfreund and Parvais Jabbar are excellent, committed and intelligent lawyers who always go the extra mile.’

‘The premier team in the UK for death penalty work.’

Key clients

Simeon Bain

Madusu Koroma

Devon Gordon, Sherwyn Hart, Deon Greenidge

Lescene Edwards

Nardis Maynard

Tafari Morrison

Shawn Campbell, Adidja Palmer, Kahira Jones, Andre St John

Roger Watson

Stephen Stubbs

Jay Chandler

Bush and Day

Patrick Lovelace

Shabba Ferguson and Jason Alexis

Evanson Mitcham

Devon Hewey

Private client > Family Tier 3

All four of the partners at Simons Muirhead Burton have a focus on the resolution of complex financial disputes arising from separation or divorce, nuptial agreements and private law children matters. It is ably led byJane McDonagh  who is a Fellow of the IAFL. Much of the work undertaken by the firm has an offshore or multi-jurisdictional dimension and the  team works with many HNW individuals including some successful entrepreneurs and individuals in the entertainment and media industries. Tom Farley-Hills specialises in divorce, financial claims on divorce as well as financial claims on behalf of children and on property claims.  It receives plaudits for its ‘compassionate and efficient approach’.

Practice head(s):

Jane McDonagh

Other key lawyers:

Tom Farley-Hills; Tessa Bray; Rhiannon Guibert; Michael Radnor

Testimonials

‘The team work and communicate seamlessly behind the scenes always presenting clear information and options while progressing through the divorce process. Quick, efficient, knowledgeable and personable’.

‘I had a very personal service and I was always very confident that I was in safe hands. My divorce was settled effortlessly and Tessa was key to making sure the friendly relationship I have with my ex wife was maintained. Strong support between partners and associates. Good team ethos. Tessa Bray – sound judgment, good with clients and easy to work with’.

‘A diverse and talented team of family lawyers with a wealth of international experience and a great deal of expertise for clients in the media world. They are a vibrant and energetic group who are totally committed to achieving the best possible result for their clients’.

‘Jane McDonagh is a class act. She acts for many clients who work in the media and creative industries and has a real feel for those businesses and the issues which arise. She is shrewd and her gentle manner belies a steely approach to negotiation which brings great results for her clients. I could not recommend her more for complex financial work’.

‘First rate team who get excellent, high value work. They organise and prepare the case extremely well, and are very ready to put in the effort on the most complex disputes. Jane McDonagh – First rate litigator, beloved by clients and counsel alike. Fine strategic and tactical thinker, gives very sound advice on both outcome and process to achieve the best result’.

‘They standout by their profound knowledge and ability to handle international projects, involving two or more jurisdictions at the same time. All lawyers from Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP are excellent communicators and professional’.

‘Jane McDonagh – very solid and sensible advice, the true leader, highly expertized and recommended. Tom Farley Hills is a phenomenal lawyer. Sound judgment, commercial nous and very approachable’.

‘SMB is an excellent, confident, and classy outfit. They are slightly under the radar which in ways gives them the edge over their competitors. Jane McDonagh has done a truly excellent job in leading the team and building it to the size it is today. Tessa Bray is stand-out brilliant – tough but fair and a joy to deal with. Tom Farley-Hills is excellent’. 

Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m Tier 4

Simons Muirhead Burton is instructed on an array of private company M&A and investment transactions, often with an international element. The team has a strong focus within the TMT space. Practice head Natalie Wright offers expertise in handling EMI share options and complex corporate restructurings. Co-head Peter Weiss handles corporate finance transactions, working with founders, agents and talent and negotiating UK-US transactions. M&A specialist Neal Hodges is recommended for dealing with sales and purchases.

Practice head(s):

Natalie Wright

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Very strong team, highly capable.’

‘Natalie Wright is an excellent corporate lawyer, with strong attention to detail and highly pragmatic commerciality.’

‘The team seems to combine a very good understanding of global norms and deal practices.’

‘Peter Weiss combines a solid understanding of US vs. UK market norms and typically deal related practices.’

‘Provide support in all aspects of possible transactions, from the development of the transaction structure through the drafting and negotiation of contracts to the handover of a company.’

‘Neal Hodges is a skilled negotiator with a commercial mind.’

‘This practice has been outstanding working on cross border transactions that were certainly complex in nature and coordination.’

‘Attentive and commercially minded.’

Key clients

Phastar Limited

Precision Proco Group Limited

ICAS Worldwide Limited

Shareholders in Datrix Limited

Narrative Capital

Jordan and Lisa Adams

Sharebike AS

Transperfect Translations Limited

Fullgreen (UK) Limited

Alpha Charlie Limited

Atlantic Leaf Limited

The Inviqa Group Limited

ABG Accountants

Shareholders in Rahko Limited

Channel 3 Consulting Limited

Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals) Tier 5

Simons Muirhead Burton represents clients in criminal and regulatory investigations, with particular strength in acting for business directors and high-net-worth individuals subject to Account Freezing Orders, solicitors facing financial crime accusations, and money laundering cases, with the team offering expertise in SFO, NCA, and police proceedings. ‘Force of nature‘ Philip Smith heads up the team and has strong expertise in acting for international directors and lawyers in criminal fraud investigations, including those relating to corruption, money laundering, and tax fraud, while the vastly experienced Anthony Burton remains a key name for individual fraud prosecutions of all kinds. Associate Henrietta Ronson has won praise for her ‘remarkable insight’ in complex financial crime matters.

Practice head(s):

Philip Smith

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Attention to detail was very impressive.’

‘Phil Smith was absolutely amazing and very well supported by Henrietta Ronson. They were extremely professional.’

‘Phil Smith and Henrietta Ronson have instilled dynamism into an already established high end practice.’

‘The overriding objective to provide a complete service for clients in this sector sets the practice apart.’

‘Under the leadership of the redoubtable Phil Smith, the team works in unison to make the client feel totally at ease and as if they are the most important client at the firm be their case large or small. Very well resourced technologically.’

‘No task is left undone and client care remains a top priority. Collaboration with counsel throughout the proceedings is a key feature in establishing a team ethos with strategy and time management at its core.’

‘Department head Phil Smith remains a force of nature: he provides leadership, huge ability, wisdom and the personal touch. Strategically astute, he gives no quarter in the pursuit of the best result for the client.’

Key clients

Former headteacher

Former private banker

A digital marketing agency

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market Tier 5

Simons Muirhead Burton‘s commercial litigation team is led by managing partner Razi Mireskandari, whose practice covers contractual matters, negligence, shareholder issues, IP claims, and misrepresentation; Martin Soames focuses on publishing-related commercial disputes; Stephen Shotnes is an experienced commercial and media litigator; and Antony Perlmutter is a commercial litigation and property-related disputes expert. At consultant level, Peter Gouldalways pulls in interesting cases‘, while Dina Shiloh has broad trial experience in complex commercial cases.

Practice head(s):

Razi Mireskandari

Other key lawyers:

Martin Soames; Stephen Shotnes; Antony Perlmutter; Peter Gould; Dina Shiloh; Emma Linch; Gordon Clough; David Phillips; Emma Linch; Lisa Gowers; Shirin Vakilzadeh

Testimonials

‘Strength in depth and goes the extra mile.’

‘Prepared to work hard and gets into the detail, keeping overall strategy well in mind.’

‘Consultant Peter Gould always pulls in interesting cases and has a good nose for a deal.’

‘Associate Lisa Gowers – great case manager, eye for detail, and encyclopaedic knowledge of the facts. Very dedicated to her clients.

‘Associate Shirin Vakilzadeh is brilliant to work with and works hard to make things run smoothly.’

Key clients

Remali Limited

Hanger Holdings

Total Soft

Sovereign

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Franchising Tier 5

The 'very experienced and very capable' team at Simons Muirhead Burton offers franchising advice to publishing, education, luxury retail, fashion and jewellery brands as well as clients in the hospitality sector. The team acts for companies at all stages of their brand’s development, from early-stage companies to mature players expanding their already established operations. Practice head Maninder Gill has extensive expertise in developing franchises abroad, with a particular focus on the Middle East and Far East markets.

Practice head(s):

Maninder Gill

Testimonials

‘Maninder Gill is always at hand when I need legal advice. He was super helpful and always ready with knowledge in whatever case I need help with. He is easy to access and will always be on hand to help you out. Maninder Gill is professional, courteous and extremely knowledgeable in his field.’

‘Simons Muirhead Burton has very experienced and very capable senior lawyers, who are personally engaged with their clients.’

‘We have a fantastic relationship with Maninder Gill who has been providing us with outstanding support. He is exceptionally competent, flexible and supportive.’

‘We have always enjoyed a really strong working relationship with Simons Muirhead Burton. Billing is accurate and they always check in with us first before submitting their invoices. Their response and accessibility is second to none. They have a very good feel for our business and have finely tuned their advice based on this.’

‘Maninder Gill stands out. Maninder helped us steer a very difficult path last year. He provided us with cast iron legal confidence to make some difficult business decisions and guided us robustly every step of the way. Maninder has a real skill in being able to interpret a situation very quickly, understand the stakeholders and provide no nonsense/unfaltering advice. His availability and accessibility is excellent, often at very short notice. He has a strong consultative and collaborative approach to business.’

Key clients

Dennis Publishing

Riverford Organic Foods

ETM Restaurant and Bars Group – Apiary Restaurant

Unilever

Harvey Nichols

Concept Cupboards Limited

A Restaurant Group Based In Mayfair

The Six Pack Revolution Fitness Products

North London Collegiate School

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport Tier 5

Simons Muirhead Burton’s multidisciplinary team offers expertise in sports disputes, regulatory and governance issues, crisis management and talent representation. Other notable areas of focus include sports media, commercial arrangements, corporate transactions and charity-related sports work. Practice head Marc Sobol is recommended for his work in media rights. Simon Goldberg, also head of the firm’s media and business rights team, advises on a range of corporate and commercial transactions for sports-based clients.

Practice head(s):

Marc Sobol

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

ITV Plc

International Hockey Federation

4Global Consulting Limited

The Women’s Sports Group

Zone Golf Limited

Fighters Choice Management

European Professional Club Rugby

Watford Association Football Club

London Irish Rugby Football Club

Total Performance Data Limited

Professional Squash Association

Cage Warriors

British Eventing

Obelisk Sports

Curveball Media

Work highlights

  • For Cage Warriors, negotiated and drafted exclusive multi-year global media rights agreement with UFC Fight Pass for all MMA events.
  • Advised The Professional Squash Association, the global squash federation, on a game-changing investment and strategic partnership with leading sports agency Infront.

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design Tier 6

Fielding experts in the sports and media sectors, the IP team as Simons Muirhead Burton advises media, publishing, broadcasting, photography, and celebrity clients on the IP-related aspects of licensing agreements. The offering is led by the ‘supportive, flexible, and competent’ Maninder Gill, who is trusted adviser to a variety of luxury retail, fashion, and jewellery brands. The team regularly handles contentious copyright, trade mark, passing off, design rights, and breach of confidence matters.

Practice head(s):

Maninder Gill

Other key lawyers:

Martin Soames; Nadia Zegze; Raoul Lumb

Testimonials

‘SMB team have a range of international partnerships that enables them to handle trade mark licensing work globally.’

‘Maninder Gill has been leading all our trade mark work. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Maninder. He has been very supportive, flexible and competent.’

‘The team is very strong and experienced and have repeatedly given very good advice on how to deal with disputes and challenges.’

‘Maninder Gill is clearly very experienced and practical and is constantly working with us to find solutions in cases of conflict. His advice has always been aimed at limiting the hit to the company.’

‘The firm is friendly, reliable and well-organised. Work was completed in a very timely manner and I felt entirely supported throughout the process. All correspondence was always responded to extremely quickly, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the firm to others.’

‘I had a really excellent and impressive experience with both Nadia Zegze and Maninder Gill. They are super responsive, available to talk at short notice, and the work is done very quickly. Nadia and Maninder are both very friendly and reassuring, and I always feel confident with their knowledge and advice. The work done was of the highest standards and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others.’

‘The team is unique because they react quickly, understandable, friendly and realistic. They are experts in the practice and know their competitors.’

‘I mostly work with Maninder Gill and Raoul Lumb. They both are very approachable, experienced and react quickly.’

Key clients

Alexa Chung

Pete Tong

M Huncho

Harvey Nichols

Amanda Wakeley

Stradivarius

Zandra Rhodes

Connolly England

News UK

Penhaligon’s Fragrances

Simons Muirhead & Burton was established in 1972. It is a very highly rated, commercially astute, medium-sized firm with a strong reputation in a diverse range of core areas.

The firm: The firm’s foundations in media, crime and human rights have expanded significantly and it now provides a competitive service for a broad range of corporate and individual clients.

Consistent with the firm’s reputation as a progressive law practice utilising specialists to deliver innovative and practical advice, it provides an accessible, responsive and efficient service through its mixture of home-grown lawyers and ex-City practitioners, many of whom have international expertise. The established areas of work continue to develop, along with the firm’s ever-increasing reputation for its general commercial practice, including media and commercial litigation, corporate work, employment work, family and commercial property. Razi Mireskandari was appointed managing partner in 2010.

The firm was the first UK practice to establish a dedicated pro bono human rights team, which operates the award-winning Death Penalty Project. It is internationally recognised for its continuing commitment to human rights work through its provision of free legal representation and support for those who face the death penalty outside the USA.

Types of work undertaken
Media and commercial dispute resolution: commercial media litigation with an emphasis on press, media and entertainment issues, including defamation, privacy, publishing, contempt, confidentiality, data rights, IP and music-related royalty disputes. The team is familiar with litigation funding, insurance and ADR, particularly mediation.

Film and TV: the team deals with film and TV production and financing, including a range of film finance schemes. It acts principally for independent producers, film financiers, distributors and broadcasters.

Music: the team represents rights holders, and talent and music industry executives, and advises on live events, IT, branding and the fashion industries.

Publishing: the team works for traditional and digital media, including national newspapers, top magazine publishers, and leading London and New York book publishers.

Corporate and commercial: the team advises start-ups, sole traders, listed companies and major international corporations on all their corporate needs, including flotations, M&A, complex investment, shareholder agreements, joint ventures, e-commerce and digital media, franchising partnerships, private equity, venture capital and acquisition finance, restructuring and insolvency.

Broadcasting and sports media: the team acts for major UK and overseas broadcasters and television platforms, and advises sports federations and licensees upon the sale and acquisition of sports media rights.

Employment: the team advises on the full range of corporate contentious and non-contentious employment law issues, including senior level and severance, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, trade union and High Court instructions. There are specialists within the team in the area of discrimination law, TUPE and team transfers.

Crime and business crime: all aspects of proceedings in the Magistrates’ Court, Crown Court and all appellate jurisdictions, including the Serious Fraud Office, HMRC, DTI and CPS in addition to insider dealing, money laundering, OFT and EU cartel enquiries, and regulatory work.

Property and construction: conveyancing (commercial, domestic and large-scale residential developments), investment leasing, development (including industrial, leisure and retail), construction, hotel and restaurant transactions, and offshore company incorporations.

Family and children: handles divorce and separation and the related issues of children, finances and property, emergency applications and ADR, also advising on cohabitation and pre-nuptial agreements.

Technology and information: the team advises a wide range of technology companies, investors and acquirers on a range of commercial, data protection, IP and regulatory issues. The firm’s clients include FinTech, Retailtech and Blockchain companies, which it has helped to close deals across Europe, the USA and the Middle East.

Privy Council: the firm’s expertise and extensive Caribbean contacts in criminal and constitutional appeals to the judicial committee of the Privy Council have formed the basis of a very active commercial and civil Privy Council practice.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Managing partner Razi Mireskandari
Civil Razi Mireskandari
Commercial Simon Goldberg
Employment Makbool Javaid
Crime Anthony Burton
Property Martin Smith
Matrimonial Jane McDonagh
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Razwana Akram photo Razwana AkramPartner – specialist in Finance and media, particularly film, TV and IP,…
Richard Baskind photo Richard BaskindPartner and head of Music. Specialising in all aspects of music and…
Tessa Bray photo Tessa BrayTessa joined Simons Muirhead & Burton as a Senior Associate in September…
Anthony Burton CBE photo Anthony Burton CBEAnthony Burton CBE is a partner and co-head of the Crime and…
Louis Charalambous photo Louis CharalambousPartner and Head of Media Litigation. Recent major libel and privacy actions…
Gordon Clough photo Gordon CloughSenior Associate
James WR Davies photo James WR DaviesPartner.  With more than 25 years’ experience James specialises in all aspects…
Teena Dhanota-Jones photo Teena Dhanota-JonesConsultant
Andrew Farrugia photo Andrew FarrugiaSenior Associate in the Dispute Resolution team. Andrew advises clients on commercial…
Alex Fenegan photo Alex FeneganPartner and Joint head of Real Estate
Blaise Gaymer photo Blaise GaymerSenior Associate in the Media and Corporate and Commercial departments at Simons…
Alasdair George photo Alasdair GeorgePartner
Maninder Gill photo Maninder GillManinder Gill is the head of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Retail,…
Simon Goldberg photo Simon GoldbergPartner and head of the commercial media practice, combining traditional film and…
James Greenslade photo James GreensladeSenior Associate. Advising on all production, finance and distribution arrangements within the…
Simon Halberstam photo Simon HalberstamPartner
Asraa Hassaan Noor photo Asraa Hassaan NoorSenior Associate
Neal Hodges photo Neal HodgesPartner
Makbool Javaid photo Makbool JavaidHead of employment, team of 15 fee earners. Acts on behalf of…
Ewan Keen photo Ewan KeenPartner
Saul Lehrfreund MBE photo Saul Lehrfreund MBECo-Executive Director
Mark Levine photo Mark LevinePartner and Joint head of Real Estate
Tamara Ludlow photo Tamara LudlowPartner. Employment law and related HR issues, primarily acting for employers; specialist…
Raoul Lumb photo Raoul LumbSenior Associate
David Martin photo David MartinPartner
Jane McDonagh photo Jane McDonaghHead of family law. Jane McDonagh has twenty five years’ experience in…
Hazel McNaught photo Hazel McNaughtSenior Associate Solicitor.
Razi Mireskandari photo Razi MireskandariManaging partner, head of civil litigation.
Jonny Petch photo Jonny PetchSenior Associate
Stephen Shotnes photo Stephen ShotnesStephen is a leading practitioner in media and commercial litigation, and in…
Jeffrey Smele photo Jeffrey SmeleSenior Associate
Martin Smith photo Martin SmithSpecialising in all aspects of landlord and tenant ,commercial and residential property…
Phil Smith photo Phil SmithPartner with over 25 years’ experience in high stakes criminal cases, often…
Martin Soames photo Martin SoamesPartner
Marc Sobol photo Marc SobolMarc’s broadcasting and content distribution work encompasses media rights holders and distribution…
Abdul Varachhia photo Abdul VarachhiaConsultant Senior Lawyer focusing solely on Charity and Not for Profit Organisations.…
Peter Weiss photo Peter WeissPartner and head of the corporate and commercial department. Advises start-ups, lenders…
Natalie Wright photo Natalie WrightPartner specialising in M&A, corporate finance and restructurings, joint ventures, shareholder arrangements,…
Lara WulWik photo Lara WulWikLara is a highly experienced family lawyer and mediator. She joined Simons…
Nigel Zaoskoufis photo Nigel ZaoskoufisSenior Associate
Number of UK partners : 25
Number of other UK fee-earners : 55