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Simon joined Gosschalks as a solicitor in 1976 and became partner in 1978. He developed the corporate practice of the firm and became senior partner in 2000.
Simon specialises in many aspects of company law and corporate work. In his senior partner role, he uses his vast experience to tutor and mentor our up-and-coming lawyers and he is also a key contact partner for many of the firms large corporate clients.
In 2017 Simon joined the board at Beal Homes as a Non-Executive Director. He is also a Director of his own group of property businesses and holds various other Board positions, including as Chairman of Hull-based contact centre business ResQ and as a Non-Executive Director of Hessle-based plastic components manufacturer Bridgewood and long-established Hull-based construction company GEO. Houlton & Sons. In addition, Simon is a member of the Council of the University of Hull and Chair of the university’s Audit Committee. He is also a Governor at Pocklington School and Chairman of their External Relations Committee.
Simon was recently awarded the Lifetime Contribution Award in the Hull Daily Mail Business Awards 2017 in recognition of the leading role he has played in the region’s business community over the past four decades. He is also the recipiant of an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of Lincoln where he was a governor for 10 years (latterly vice chairman).