Areas of law covered
I qualified as a solicitor in 2012 and specialised in private client work at a Kent- based firm. In 2015 I joined the Tax, Trusts and Estates team at Griffith Smith, becoming a Partner in 2019.
- BA (Hons) Law
Brief overview of your career
I advise on all aspects of private client work including complex estate planning and will drafting, the creation and administration of trusts and estates, inheritance tax planning and Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection applications.
Professional memberships & accreditations
- Law Society Wills & Inheritance Quality Scheme
- Law Society Private Client section
What you offer your clients
I offer a well rounded approach to all aspects of private client law with relevant experience in all areas. I pride myself on being approachable at all times of life and give a friendly and efficient service.
Why you love what you do
I enjoy working directly with Clients and providing peace of mind at what can often be difficult times of life. It’s rewarding to see, first hand, the benefit of reaching a Client’s outcomes.
Always active, I love sport and being outside whether it be Tennis, Cycling or Climbing both for myself and cheering from the sidelines.
We received excellent and friendly advice about our wills and were very happy with the service provided. We particularly welcomed the advice around some slightly non standard aspects of our requirements. Communication was friendly and efficient throughout and we were always made comfortable when attending the office in Brighton. We would certainly continue to use GS in the future.
Simon was extremely helpful and always ensured that we understood every detail. He was very easy to talk to. We recommended Simon to our family and our daughter has made very similar comments
Simon was great, listened well to what we wanted and gave good, appropriate, thoughtful advice. Very impressed with the whole Covid set-up - consultation online, social distancing measures in the office. Great service.
All the relevant information and answers to my questions regarding my will requirements was clearly explained. The subsequent will was very easy to understand. Thank you, Simon, for your very helpful and friendly service.
Simon has been above and beyond we trust him / loyal and always there if needed. He has seen us through some difficult times we can not praise him enough. We now see him as a friend to the family.