About Simon

Simon is a Partner at Lupton Fawcett LLP and is head of the Sheffield Dispute Resolution Team. 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.

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.

Professional Societies

  • Law Society

Specialisms

  • 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

Accreditations / Awards

Do we have a deal? Making sure that you are putting an end to a dispute

Banks look to set up a dispute resolution service as the Financial Ombudsman Service extends its remit

Some of the UK's biggest banks are considering what they can do to support businesses after new measures have been brought in by the FOS

Pencil iconBy Kirsty Coggin on 4th April 2019

Law Firm and Estate Agents successful in defence of property fraud claim

How a GPs’ practice can be susceptible to fraud, how to spot this and how to react

Simon Lockley, Head of Lupton Fawcett’s Fraud Asset Recovery team, discusses fraud in a GPs’ practice.

Pencil iconBy Simon Lockley on 12th February 2019

Data protection – new changes which will shock employers

Damages for Breach of Confidence

The Court of Appeal has upheld an award of “Wrotham Park damages” in a business sale for breach of confidentiality, non-compete and non-solicitation covenants.

Pencil iconBy Simon Lockley on 9th January 2019

Do we have a deal? Making sure that you are putting an end to a dispute

How to use ‘Without Prejudice’ correctly

Without prejudice correspondence and negotiations are frequently used by businesses and individuals as a means of attempting to resolve disputes.

Pencil iconBy Simon Lockley on 14th August 2018

Do we have a deal? Making sure that you are putting an end to a dispute

Access to Justice is a “human right”. Right?

Most people would say so. However, the picture is less clear, and less rosy, for many businesses and individuals who do not have fighting funds

Pencil iconBy Simon Lockley on 28th June 2018

Law Firm and Estate Agents successful in defence of property fraud claim

What an ‘Innocent’ Director should do when fraud or wrongdoing is suspected

A recent Court of Appeal Judgment has served to highlight the obligations upon ‘innocent’ directors when fraud or wrongdoing is suspected by another director.

Pencil iconBy Simon Lockley on 14th June 2017

Data protection – new changes which will shock employers

Protecting business secrets when an employee resigns

Another case before the High Court has served to emphasise the importance of protecting confidential information.

Pencil iconBy Simon Lockley on 6th March 2017

Professional Negligence Pilot: Adjudication Re-launch

Can a contract be made over dinner?

The High Court has recently had to wrestle with the question of whether a contract had been made over dinner in a Mayfair restaurant.

Pencil iconBy Simon Lockley on 13th February 2017

Professional Negligence Pilot: Adjudication Re-launch

Whether accountants are obliged to disclose confidential information

A recent High Court case has confirmed that accountants are under no obligation to disclose information confidential to one client to another client either generally

Pencil iconBy Simon Lockley on 17th January 2017

Professional Negligence Pilot: Adjudication Re-launch

Important Court of Appeal ruling on estate agency contracts

The case may also have a wider application to other cases where commission is payable by reference to a trigger event but this is not

Pencil iconBy Simon Lockley on 12th December 2016

Law Firm and Estate Agents successful in defence of property fraud claim

Law Firm and Estate Agents successful in defence of property fraud claim

A law firm and estate agency who were duped into selling a property for over £1m for a seller who turned out to be a

Pencil iconBy Simon Lockley on 7th November 2016

Law Firm and Estate Agents successful in defence of property fraud claim

£1m Conveyancing Fraud

The High Court has recently considered the liability of solicitors and estate agents who acted for a fraudulent seller: P & P Property Ltd v Owen

Pencil iconBy Simon Lockley on 26th October 2016

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

1990

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

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