Simon Kiely

Legal Director and Mediator
020 7405 4600
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As a senior member of our dispute resolution team, Simon deals with both criminal and civil matters, and is a PDSL accredited and International Mediation Institute (IMI) qualified mediator.

He is an experienced litigator in both the civil and criminal courts, with a particular expertise on regulatory matters in either jurisdiction.

He handles case work from the County Court and Magistrates’ Court all the way upwards to the Supreme Court, and has a wealth of experience of Judicial Review proceedings and appellate work in the upper Courts in particular.

Simon brings his wealth of dispute experience to our mediation team.

Full Profile

Simon advises both public and private sector clients on a range of civil, regulatory and public law issues, including housing disputes, a range of landlord and tenant issues (including commercial property, planning, and boundary issues), tax cases, injunctions, construction disputes, and Judicial Review amongst others.

Simon is also an expert prosecutor with a particular expertise in the areas of trading standards, food safety, health and safety, planning, and fraud, and regularly appears as an advocate in the magistrates’ court. Simon also deals with confiscation proceedings, recovering the proceeds of crime from defendants after the conclusion of trial.

Simon has conducted cases in a range of civil tribunal settings including in the Information Rights Tribunal, The Adjudicator to Her Majesty’s Land Registry, the Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal, and the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber).

Case highlights

  • Successful prosecution of national discount retailer Poundworld for a number of Health and Safety and Food Safety and Hygiene offences, resulting in the imposition of the largest recorded fine for Food Safety and Hygiene offences.
  • Currently retained to advise both the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames and the Local Government Association in relation to a test case regarding the recovery of water charges by local authorities as agents for/on behalf of water companies in light of the decision in the case of Jones v Southwark LBC [2016] EWHC 457 (Ch).
  • Currently engaged on a part-time secondment with the office of the Pubs Code Adjudicator in Birmingham, providing advice and assisting with a busy case load of arbitrations and investigations arising out of the Adjudicator and Deputy Adjudicator’s powers and duties under the Pubs Code etc. Regulations 2016.