Simon joined Macfarlanes in 1984, straight from law school, and retired from the firm in April 2015, having been a partner for over 20 years, including stints as head of the Corporate Department and Managing Partner.

Simon is now busy in the charity sector. He is a trustee of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the Army’s national charity. He is also the Protector (a quasi trustee role) of two charitable trusts funded by the Big Lottery Fund: the Forces in Mind Trust and the Centre for Ageing Better, which is focussed on the UK’s ageing population – helping more people to have a better later life by understanding what works and by bringing about change.

Simon is also a governor of St Albans High School for Girls and a member of the Tylers & Bricklayers Livery Company.