Simon Carroll is a partner and solicitor-advocate in the dispute resolution group.
An experienced commercial and regulatory litigator and solicitor-advocate, Simon regularly advises on commercial law, insolvency and asset recovery, often cross-border and with jurisdictional implications, in litigation and arbitration. He also has expertise in construction disputes; regulatory proceedings, often acting for professionals and directors; and in judicial review.
Simon has conducted litigation in most civil divisions of the High Court; in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court; has advised in connection with domestic and international arbitrations, and has been involved in proceedings in the UK and internationally.
Prior to joining B P Collins LLP, Simon was in-house counsel at a FTSE multi-national FMCG business, focusing on commercial and regulatory litigation.
With significant experience acting for a range of household names and as an advocate, Simon provides practical and commercially focused advice, often to commercial parties operating in the renewable energy, manufacturing and technology, and pharmaceutical sectors.
With several reported decisions, Simon has also had a number of successful outcomes acting for shareholders and directors in complex boardroom and ownership disputes, in the sport, media and entertainment field, defending parties before regulators, and in challenges to legislative decisions via judicial review.
Simon has also gained significant experience as an advocate before domestic courts and tribunals and regularly appears in the High Court on a range of commercial matters.
Simon is often sought for media comment, having previously spoken on the judicial review implications of HS2 scheme changes. National recycling trade body, the British Metals Recycling Association, has also invited Simon to present workshops to its members on regulatory issues in the environmental field, for whom he has also written several articles on related issues.
Simon won Solicitor-Advocate of the Year at the BB&O Law Society Awards in 2019. He is a member of the Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates, the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers, and the Young Lawyers Arbitration Group. Independent legal directory, The Legal 500, also regards Simon as a ‘Rising Star’ in commercial dispute resolution.
Outside the office
Simon is a non-executive director of a multi-academy trust. He enjoys almost all sports, including triathlons, completing his first Ironman 70.3 in 2014; and in December 2017 was part of a five-man crew which successfully sailed unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean.