Having qualified as a solicitor in 2014, Simon joined Joelson in June 2017, from a Silver Circle law firm.
Simon has experience acting for a diverse mix of clients – from entrepreneurs and SMEs to FTSE 100 companies – and on a wide range of disputes – from smaller claims to £100m+ big-ticket litigation. He has litigated in County Courts, the Upper Tribunal, the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
Before practising law, Simon spent a year making a living playing poker. He therefore has a particular understanding of, and interest in, the gaming industry.
Outside of work Simon spends his time on his bike, playing the guitar and trying to hone his DIY skills (though not at the same time).
Simon has been individually recognised in the Legal 500 as a key lawyer:
… “Simon Wallis – partner in waiting; keen brain; on top of the detail.” 2020
Simon's latest articles are shown below.
The Court of Appeal has ruled that, when ordering security for costs, courts should only require defendants to give cross-undertakings in damages in “rare and exceptional” cases.
This month Simon Wallis seized the opportunity to speak with inspirational public figure, Kayam Iqbal, to find out his views and first-hand experiences on some of the critical issues that are being addressed as part of International Men’s Day.