Simon has more than 26 years experience working for major national newspapers, news agencies and television news companies.
His media career started in private practice, before working as a night lawyer for Times Newspapers and later joining a specialist media practice working for IPC Magazines. He soon expanded his roster to include several national newspapers and media companies.
He has worked extensively in-house in the legal departments at Mirror Group, News International, Northern & Shell Plc and ITN Television News. He has therefore amassed considerable commercial, contractual and litigation experience in addition to his pre-publication expertise. This has given him a pragmatic approach in resolving legal issues prior to publication or broadcast.
As a newspaper night lawyer he has worked for The Times, The Sun, The Mirror, The People, The Independent and The Telegraph, along with their Sunday editions.
As a television programme lawyer he has worked for the short lived L!VE TV (Mirror Group) and Channel One (Associated Newspapers), before joining ITN as a part time in-house lawyer where he has worked for ITV News, ITV London News, Channel 4 News, Channel 5 News, and IRN Radio News.
As well as libel, privacy, copyright, the OFCOM and IPSO codes, Simon has specialist knowledge of the often confusing area of law relating to contempt and reporting restrictions.