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Chambers of Simon Denison QC
6KBW College Hill


Simon has extensive expertise in serious and complex criminal litigation, both as an advocate and through his wide-ranging advisory practice. Recently Simon’s practice has focused on work for corporate and private clients. He is frequently instructed to advise and represent clients whose high-profile and professional status gives rise to particular sensitivity. He has appeared in the House of Lords, the Court of Appeal and the High Court and was instructed to prepare the Advocate to the Court’s submissions for the Supreme Court in R (on the application of the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police) v Salford Magistrates’ Court and Hookway [2011] EWHC 1578 (Admin), on police detention pre-charge. Simon has received praise for the clarity of his written and oral advocacy and his ability to provide clear, strategic advice on complex legal issues. He is instructed in the first case brought by the Serious Fraud Office under the Bribery Act 2010.


Called 2001. Serious Fraud Office Panel of Counsel (List A); Crown Prosecution Service Advocate.


University of Durham, BA (Hons) History.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Simon Ray6KBW College HillHis advice is pragmatic, and he has a great manner with clients.

6KBW College Hill‘s members are adept at prosecuting and defending cases involving SFO investigations, corruption, and international bribery cases. Duncan Penny QC and Simon Ray are acting for Paul Careless, the former executive of Surge Financial, in an SFO investigation following the insolvency of London Capital & Finance in February 2019; Surge Financial marketed bonds for the company, which owed £237m to over 11,000 investors at the time of its collapse.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Simon Ray6KBW College HillSimon is a very clever and thoughtful barrister. He gets stuck into the work and shows great judgement. A solid, all-round advocate.