Can I just thank you formally for your sterling efforts on our behalf. Not only did you have to put up with interminable delays, but you pulled the deal back from the brink! May I compliment you both on your total professionalism.Paddy Downton
The work was carried out in a sympathetic, friendly manner and with the highest degree of professional integrity.Phil Hollins
Pickerings have stayed with us every step of the way through a difficult and, at times, an emotionally draining, settlement agreement process, lasting several weeks. Their calm and timely approach has enabled us to make good progress and finally to bring about an appropriate settlement.Ken Down
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.