Simon King
      • Simon King
      • Solicitor, Chief Executive, and Head of Litigation
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      • 01827 317071
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      • Etchell House, Etchell Court,
      • Bonehill Road,
      • Tamworth,
      • Staffordshire,
      • B78 3HQ
      • 01827 317070
      • 01827 317080
      • 12651 Tamworth

Simon King

Solicitor, Chief Executive, and Head of Litigation

Simon is a Director and Chief Executive of Pickerings.

Having qualified as a solicitor in 1982, he has spent his entire career at this firm.

He specialises in litigation matters and employment law.

Simon handles a wide range of employment matters, including contentious and non-contentious issues. He regularly undertakes Employment Tribunal work on behalf of companies and individuals and has taken cases to the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

His expertise is wide ranging and encompasses all aspects of the employment process, including discrimination, grievance, disciplinary and redundancy. In conjunction with our Commercial team he also advises on TUPE with regard to commercial transactions.

Simon’s non-contentious work has included advising businesses on the creation and implementation of contracts, policies and procedures.

In addition to the above, Simon handles a range of commercial litigation issues. A highly skilled advocate, he has experience across a wide range of litigious matters having acted for many companies involved in commercial/contractual disputes. He has successfully used mediation to achieve settlement for clients wishing to avoid recourse to the courts.

Simon is recommended in the Legal 500 2018/19.

Pickerings Solicitors’s Simon King acted for the defendants in a £100,000 libel claim running in parallel with an employment case, and represented a client in a £300,000 claim brought by an individual purporting to be a commercial agent. Other highlights include shareholder disputes, insolvency matters, and cases involving disputes around the provision of services. 

Simon King  is 'very good' and 'explains things simply' and 'has always given good advice whenever sought'.  He also advises on disputes, with additional expertise in TUPE transfers. ​

Watch Simon cover some recent developments in Employment Law.