Simon is a Criminal specialist. He defends in serious sexual and violent offences and is experienced in questioning vulnerable witnesses.

He has defended in a number of large scale drug conspiracies and has experience of dealing with cases that have a substantial volume of material.

Simon is a Category 4 prosecutor. He is also on the CPS Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Panel.

R V TW [2020] Simon was led by David Elias QC in defending a man who had killed a pensioner with a crossbow.

R v BF [2019] Simon was led by David Elias QC in defending a man charged with Gross Negligence Manslaughter. A firearm was discharged in a vehicle killing a man in the rear of the vehicle. The defendant was acquitted of Gross Negligence Manslaughter. The defendant had been convicted of a firearms offence at an earlier trial.

R v NR [2019]. Simon appeared on behalf of a man charged with attempted murder following the repeated stabbing of a man. The defendant was acquitted of attempted murder but was convicted of wounding with intent.

R v SM [2019]; Simon was led by Patrick Harrington QC in the defence of a mother charged with Gross Negligence Manslaughter following the death of her daughter.

Operation Emboss [2018]; Simon appeared on behalf of a Defendant charged with importing cannabis from Holland. He was acquitted following a 5 week trial in Birmingham Crown Court.

R v LB [2018]; Simon appeared on behalf of a tattoo artist charged with sexually assaulting a customer. He was acquitted following trial.

R v PS [2018]; Simon appeared on behalf of a Defendant charged with the historic sexual abuse of his friend’s daughter. He was acquitted following trial.

R v B [2017]; Simon appeared on behalf of a Defendant charged with the historic rape and serious sexual abuse of two sisters. He was acquitted following trial.

R v GF [2017]; Simon appeared on behalf of a Defendant charged with the attempted rape of a blind woman in her home. He was acquitted following trial.

Munkley and Roberts [2015]; Simon was led by Andrew Thomas QC in the successful conviction of 2 men for murder involving the use of a knife and a crossbow.

Operation Measure [2015]; Simon appeared on behalf of one of the Defendants in a large scale drug conspiracy to supply Class A drugs in North Wales.

Operation Sift [2015]; Simon appeared on behalf of one of the Defendants in a large scale drug conspiracy to supply Class A drugs into Telford.

Operation Valgus [2013]; Simon was led by Patrick Harrington QC and Ben Douglas-Jones in prosecuting the largest mortgage fraud ever investigated in England and Wales.

Operation Justice [2012]; Simon appeared on behalf of one of the Defendants in a large scale drug conspiracy to supply Class A drugs into North Wales.

Operation Thunder [2011]; Simon appeared on behalf of one of the Defendants in a large scale drug conspiracy to supply Class A drugs into North Wales.

University of Wales, Swansea

Bar Vocational Course; Manchester Metropolitan University

Member of Gray’s Inn

Category 4 prosecutor

CPS Panel of Rape Advocates

Simon Rogers is ranked Band 2 – Crime in Chambers and Partners UK (2023).

Simon wins praise for his impressive criminal practice. He is called upon to prosecute and defend cases relating to homicide, large-scale drugs conspiracies and sexual offences. “An excellent barrister. You can relax when he is in a case, knowing that there will be no difficulty or drama from him.” “He has a sharp mind for digital cases. He is approachable and always responds immediately.”

Recent work: Defended a man accused of shooting a pensioner with a crossbow outside his home.

Simon Rogers is also recommended in the Legal 500 2023 as a leading junior in Crime General & Fraud on the Wales and Chester Circuit:

‘He is an excellent all rounder, with experience prosecuting multi-handed drugs conspiracies and difficult sexual offences. His advocacy is second to none and his client care impeccable. A true star.’

“Simon is the perfect combination. Strategically clever. Fingertip judgement. An advocate’s advocate and the chess player’s barrister.” (Legal 500, 2022 ranked Tier 2)