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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

Simon’s principal areas of practice are employment, discrimination and industrial relations, but he also practises in the areas of data protection, pension law and professional regulatory and discipline; his practice covers both private and public sectors, including education, financial services and healthcare.  He has been a fee-paid employment tribunal judge since 2002, is a CEDR trained mediator and undertakes investigations.

He appears regularly in the Court of Appeal, High Court, Employment Appeal Tribunal, employment tribunals and CAC. He has written and lectured extensively on employment and discrimination law and data protection and has been recognised as a leading practitioner in employment law by Chambers & PartnersThe Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal for many years.

Before coming to the Bar, he qualified and worked as a teacher.

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

Pensions

Professional Regulatory & Discipline

Data Protection

Investigations

Mediation


Recent and current work

Relevant Work

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Key contacts

Olivia Moliterno

Team Leader & Assistant to Senior Clerk
Olivia Moliterno Telephone Clerk020 7269 0477 Email Clerk

Paul Adams

Senior Team Leader
Paul Adams Telephone Clerk020 7269 0305 Email Clerk
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William Meade (Senior Clerk)

07970 649 755

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Graham Smith (Deputy Senior Clerk)

07795 023 532