Admitted as a lawyer in New Zealand in 1975 and admitted to the Roll of English Solicitors in 1989. After working in a prominent law firm, Simon went to the Bar in 2006. Formerly Executive Member of the New Zealand Law Society Family Law Section and Honorary Adviser to the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. On the panel of lawyers appointed by the New Zealand Central Authority regarding Hague Convention matters. Featured in a number of prominent reported New Zealand cases in all aspects of family law including relationship property, private care arrangements for children and the care and protection of children. Prominent in New Zealand Law Society education programmes for family lawyers, training for lawyers appointed to represent children, and evidence in the Family Court. Simon’s approach to his work is that he recognizes that the diversity of human experience calls for innovation and creativity in securing enduring outcomes; he is committed to the principled application of the law in pursuit of a fair and just outcome.