Simon King > Chambers of Collingwood Thompson QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Simon practises in clinical negligence and personal injury (including product liability) disputes, and in specialist criminal and regulatory work in related fields (eg health and safety prosecutions, professional disciplinary and regulatory tribunals). He also acts in coroners’ inquests and inquiries, including, in relation to the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes at Stockwell in 2005. Practice is based in London but is not restricted by location. He acts for both claimants and defendants and has been cited continuously since 1997 in the principal professional directories (Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500) as a leading London barrister in the area of personal injury. He is now similarly cited in the field of clinical negligence.


Called 1987, Gray’s Inn; recorder 2002. Early practice at the Bar was in the criminal courts, providing Simon with forensic advocacy experience, much valued by subsequent clients. He has been involved in significant cases throughout his career. Appointed Recorder 2002; now authorised to sit in the Crown and County Courts dealing with crime, civil and public and private law family work.


Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


Haberdashers’ Aske’s School, Elstree; St John’s College, Oxford (1986, BA Hons Jurisprudence; 1990, MA (Oxon)).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

(Personal injury - Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Simon King7BRHe has a smooth but deceptively effective approach to litigation.

7BR is a ‘well-managed, comprehensive and well-stocked supplier of counsel‘ for personal injury litigation. The set has ‘a strong range of juniors and silks‘ who take on cases ranging in value and field of expertise, encompassing maximum severity brain and spinal claims as well as abuse work. Having appeared before the European Court of Justice and the Supreme Court, Simeon Maskrey QC‘s practice encompasses maximum severity brain and spinal injury claims. Simon King is regularly instructed on cases involving multiple expert disciplines; while military personal injury law is a particular specialism for Timothy Meakin.

London Bar > Clinical negligence

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Simon King7BRHe is exceptional at logically analysing expert evidence and managing experts.