Simon Gerrard

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Simon joined JMW in May 2023 as a Partner in the Restructuring and Insolvency Team, having previously worked at heavyweight international law firms in the UK and Australia. His clients include insolvency practitioners (on both corporate and personal matters), accountants, asset-based lenders, directors and shareholders.

Simon specialises in all aspects of insolvency and commercial litigation, with expertise in the following areas:

  • Pursuing and defending office holder claims against directors, including claims concerning overdrawn directors loan accounts, transactions at an undervalue, preference payments and misfeasance;
  • Advising on and defending director disqualification proceedings;
  • All types of distressed business and asset sales and purchases;
  • Disposal of real property on behalf of office holders;
  • Advising on distressed lending and refinancing, including pursuing and defending enforcement action;
  • Advising office holders across all forms of formal insolvency processes;
  • Pursuing and defending applications for injunctive relief, including applications for freezing injunctions and the delivery up of property.

Simon has been named as a ‘recommended lawyer’ in the Legal 500 UK since 2015 where he has been described, by his clients, as “tenacious yet pragmatic and agile” and “extremely competent and efficient”. Simon is also noted for adopting a “practical and tactical approach”, as well as being “really effective at what he does, and the type of person you want acting for you”, “incredibly commercially minded” and “enjoyable to work with”.

Reported cases: Hope Capital 2 Limited v Mr Stephen Michael Jones [2022] EWHC 3206 (Ch)