Simon Calhaem > Chambers of Alexis Campbell KC and Nicholas Allen KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Alexis Campbell KC and Nicholas Allen KC
29 Bedford Row Chambers
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Simon specialises in complex high value financial work, including matrimonial finance, inheritance claims, probate and Court of Protection work as well as civil disputes between family members, trusts claims and civil enforcement. He provides advocacy and advisory services in England and Wales, Gibraltar, Jersey, the Cayman Islands and further afield.

Simon has represented clients in the lower courts and in the Courts of Appeal of England, Jersey and the Cayman Islands, the Supreme Court and the Privy Council. He has reported cases in every Division of the High Court of England and Wales.

Recent work includes acting on behalf of the litigation lender in Simon v Simon (Integro Funding Ltd (Level) intervening) [2022] EWFC 29, ,  representing Ms Rakshina in Xanthopoulos v Rakshina [2022] EWFC 30 and representing the successful appellant in Villiers v Villiers [2022] EWCA 772.


Called 1999. Called to the Bar of the Cayman Islands ad hoc since 2011, Called to the Bar of Gibraltar ad hoc since 2013.  Arbitrator (MCIArb), Civil and Commercial Mediator.


FLBA; LCBA; The Denning Society.


Sir Thomas Alleynes High School; Oxford University (MA).



Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Family (including divorce and financial remedy)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Simon Calhaem29 Bedford Row Chambers ‘Simon is incredibly bright and approachable. He is down to earth and has a lovely engaging manner with clients. He is thorough in his presentation and has encyclopedic knowledge of the law which enhances his presentation. His advocacy is calm and measured. He isnt afraid from complicated cases on either the facts or the law, indeed the more complex, the better.’

The English Bar Offshore > The English Bar Offshore

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Simon Calhaem29 Bedford Row ChambersHis legal knowledge and tactical expertise in family law are impressive.  He is the tiger in your corner and a joy to instruct.’