Simon has long experience in defending the most serious criminal cases, and in particular complex drug trafficking, historic sexual offences and rape. Simon’s special expertise in historic sexual offences has led him to defend such cases in Courts across the UK, including Swansea, Northampton, Blackfriars, Kingston-upon-Thames, and Preston.
Simon is also a level 3 prosecutor and an accredited member of the sexual offences Panel of Prosecutors.
Simon has also considerable experience in the successful judicial review of decisions made in the Youth and Magistrates Court.
He continues to lecture nationally on all areas of criminal Evidence.
Having started his career as a partner in a leading criminal practice in Liverpool, Simon was amongst the first group of solicitors to take higher rights in 1996, transferring to the Bar in 1998 and quickly establishing himself as a criminal practitioner.
Simon moved to Linenhall in 2014 and continues to defend and prosecute serious criminal cases.
R v H
Successful defence of historic and complex rape allegation at Blackfriars Crown Court
R v S
Successful defence of historic rape and neglect allegations in multi-handed trial at Mold
R v JOHN COX
Defence and appeal of grave manslaughter allegation at Stafford Crown Court
R v H
Successful defence of qualified Osteopath in sexual allegation involving patient at Caernarfon Crown Court
R v SIMON TIVERS
Defence of multi-generational sexual abuse allegations at Kingston Crown Court
R v WILLIAM COATES
Successful defence of multi-handed grave historical sexual allegations at Swansea Crown Court
DB v R EX P MOLD YOUTH COURT
Judicial Review of Committal of Youth whilst unfit to plead to Derby Crown Court. Defence in multi-handed drugs offences in operations including Operation Blaze, Measure and Yonside.
HEWITT v R EX P PRESTATYN MAGS COURT EX
Judicial Review regarding Magistrates bias.