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Simon Hobbs

Partner | Milton Keynes

"Simon Hobbs is a superb litigator who never misses the important details and always has a watchful eye on the long term strategy when dealing with a case. He develops excellent relationships with clients to fully understand their needs."
The Legal 500, 2024

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About Simon

Simon is Head of Dispute Resolution in the Milton Keynes office (a team of 8 locally), carrying out commercial, property and insolvency litigation. He is widely considered to be one of the ‘go-to’ litigators in the South East, as previous client recommendations and commentaries in the legal directories will testify.

He is frequently instructed by a stable of in-house counsel who describe him as “hard working” with a “quietly confident style” (a previous Chambers and Partners testimonial). They all appreciate his ability to grasp technical issues quickly and give sound, commercial and cost effective advice. This is partly due to a secondment to the Legal Department of the Civil Aviation Authority early in his career, making him keenly aware of the frequent and competing pressures on in house counsel’s time. Simon prides himself on building up trusted advisor status with his in house clients; he will return calls/emails immediately 24/7 and if he gives in-house counsel options, he will always put his neck on the line and recommend which option the client should take.

Simon is a keen advocate of mediation if and when appropriate in a dispute. He is an accredited ADR Group mediator and uses his mediation training to his clients’ advantage both prior to, and during, commercial mediations.

Simon is ranked as a Leading Individual in Chambers & Partners (2024 edition). He is listed as a Recommended Lawyer in The Legal 500 (2024 edition).

He is also a Past President of Middlesex Law Society.


  • ADR Group Accredited Mediator

Notable work & expertise


  • JC

    “[Simon is] commercial and tactical.”

    Justin Clarke, Head of Legal

    TNT Limited

  • MC

    “[Simon is] very responsive and commercial… [he is] very quick to move from the legal position to the commercial outcomes. He 'gets the real world'...

    Mike Chapman, Head of Legal

    Sealed Air Limited

  • RB

    “[Simon is] has taken time to get to know the business and to understand it. This has paid dividends as he is now very quick to act, understanding...

    Richard Bulmer, Head of Legal

    Dawson Group Limited

  • JR

    “Simon is very responsive, personable and provides practical solutions tailored to our needs. He is a pleasure to work with.”

    Julia Runnacles, (then) Head of Legal

    Hasbro Europe

  • "Once again, thank you. You have been a huge support throughout this wretched matter. I am exceedingly grateful for your calm, professional and wis...

    Client testimonial

    Ptarmigan Limited

  • "Simon Hobbs never misses the important details. Develops excellent relationships with clients to fully understand their needs."

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • “Simon is a very astute dispute resolution lawyer who takes time to understand his client's business and provides sound commercial advice.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • “Simon is extremely knowledgeable and incredibly generous with his time.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • “Simon is a pleasure to work with, he is responsive and commercial.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • “Simon is a very experienced and capable lawyer who thinks strategically.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2023

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