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Simon Cheetham QC

Silk: 2018 | Call: 1991

"He's absolutely excellent; for anyone who has an employment issue and needs sound, sage advice, he's your man." "He's hugely helpful and cuts to the heart of the issue."

Chambers & Partners 2021

"Extremely good client service and he is prompt and responsive. He also has very high emotional intelligence and his pleasant manner disarms his opponents."

The Legal 500 2021

Overview

Appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 2018, Simon is an employment and discrimination law specialist. He has a wide-ranging practice in the employment tribunal, High Court and appellate courts. He has written and lectured extensively on employment law and has been recognised as a leading practitioner in employment law by Chambers & PartnersThe Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal for many years.

Although his primary area of practice is employment and discrimination law, he also practises in the areas of data protection, pension law and professional regulatory and discipline; practice covers both private and public sectors, including education, financial services and healthcare.

He has been a fee-paid employment tribunal judge for many years and is also a CEDR trained mediator.

Appointments

  • Employment Tribunal Judge – fee-paid (London South); appointed 2002
  • Bar Standards Board, Professional Conduct Committee 2008 – 2014; reserve panel 2014 – 2016
  • Chairman, Royal Mail National Appeals Panel 2011 – 2018
  • ELBA Executive Committee 2014 – 2016
  • ELA Training Committee 2016 – 2018
  • International Paralympic Committee; Anti-Doping Committee panel member 2016 – 2017

Professional Recommendations

“He’s absolutely excellent; for anyone who has an employment issue and needs sound, sage advice, he’s your man.” “He’s hugely helpful and cuts to the heart of the issue.”

Chambers & Partners 2021

“Extremely good client service and he is prompt and responsive. He also has very high emotional intelligence and his pleasant manner disarms his opponents.”

The Legal 500 2021

“A brilliantly safe pair of hands on detailed, complex matters.  He has a robust and client-friendly approach.” 

Chambers & Partners 2019

“His calm and measured approach impresses judges and opponents.”

Chambers & Partners 2019

“His judgment and knowledge of employment law are first-rate and he is an excellent speaker.”  “A pleasure to work with.  He’s insightful and knows his stuff.”

 Chambers & Partners 2016

Expertise

Employment & Discrimination

Data Protection

Pensions

Professional Regulatory & Discipline

Mediation

Investigations


Recent and current work

Relevant Work

Notable cases

Key contacts

William Meade

Senior Clerk
William Meade 020 7269 0360 wmeade@oldsquare.co.uk

Olivia Moliterno

Team Leader & Assistant to Senior Clerk
Olivia Moliterno 020 7269 0477 moliterno@oldsquare.co.uk

Jenny O’Grady (currently on maternity leave)

Senior Clerking Assistant
Jenny O’Grady (currently on maternity leave) 020 7269 0304 ogrady@oldsquare.co.uk
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William Meade (Senior Clerk)

07970 649 755

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Graham Smith (Deputy Senior Clerk)

07795 023 532