About Simon

Simon is Head of the Dispute Management team at Lupton Fawcett LLP, across all of our offices. He is also a member of the firm’s Civil Fraud Asset Recovery Unit. Simon is regularly instructed by both corporate and individual clients in high value litigation. He has extensive experience in complex contractual disputes and shareholder/partnership claims. Other areas of work include professional negligence, defamation and defending directors threatened with disqualification proceedings. Simon has a reputation as a robust and commercially astute litigator.

Professional Societies

  • Law Society


  • Civil Fraud
  • Director/Shareholder litigation including claims for unfair prejudice
  • Director Disqualification Proceedings
  • Contractual Disputes, particularly claims for breach of warranty and relating to the sale of goods
  • Professional Negligence
  • Defamation
  • Mediation

When not at work

Simon is married with two children. He is a keen cricket follower (Yorkshire & England) and enjoys fell walking in the South Pennines, cycling and swimming.

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Accreditations / Awards

"Simon Lockley is the top dog in this field. Technically superb and realistic in advising on prospects."

Legal 500 2021

Simon is listed as a key individual in his field in The Legal 500 UK. In recent editions he has been described as "highly rated by clients."

The Legal 500 UK

“We believe it is unfair that clients with good claims should be denied the opportunity to bring them just because the opposition may have deeper pockets, or because the clients have to commit cash flow to other parts of their businesses. ‘Passport’ can help to overcome these obstacles.”

Simon Lockley, Lupton Fawcett Partner and Disputes Management specialist


Graduated in Law at the University of East Anglia

Articles with Dibb Lupton Broomhead (now DLA)

Qualified as a Solicitor

Assistant Solicitor and Associate with hlw Commercial Lawyers

Partner, at hlw Commercial Lawyers

Head of Dispute Resolution at hlw Commercial Lawyers

Partner, hlw Keeble Hawson

Appointed as a Director and Head of the Sheffield Dispute Management Team at Lupton Fawcett

Appointed as Head of Department for Dispute Management at Lupton Fawcett

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