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The "excellent" Simon Young "has a strong commercial awareness, is always available and is able to explain the complexities of the law in plain language." (Chambers UK)

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Simon is "both very user-friendly and a skilled negotiator able to provide appropriate strategic advice." He is appreciated for his "calm, considered precision in the execution of strategy." (Chambers UK 2018)

Simon is "straight-talking and practical. He wants to get the best for the client." (Chambers UK 2019)

Heading up our commercial dispute resolution and litigation team, Simon is a highly rated and respected commercial litigator with 24 years’ experience of litigating high value, complex commercial disputes. Primarily contractual in nature Simon’s work also encompasses professional negligence claims, property related disputes (overage and joint venture agreements), commercial contracts, partnership and shareholder disputes and civil fraud matters.

If you have a question for Simon please drop him an email - simon.young@clarionsolicitors.com

“My strength is my experience and, through that experience, my ability to negotiate the most advantageous settlements for my clients, or to maximise prospect of success at trial. Leaving aside the legal jargon, I prefer a straight forward, no nonsense approach, keeping my clients informed and aware of all their options. Always looking at matters from their point of view, with a keen eye on the commercial context surrounding the dispute itself.

“I enjoy my job and have a passion for what I do. I am fascinated by other people’s businesses, what makes those businesses successful and how I can tailor my advice and role to help ensure their continued success and prosperity."

Simon recently led the team that acted for the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC), owners of Silverstone Circuits Limited, and successfully defeated a £3.3m High Court claim that had been issued against them.  

Career Path

1990 - Leeds University - Graduate
1992 - Hammond Suddards - Trainee and Solicitor
2002 - Became a Partner at Clarion

Simon is “efficient, focused, dedicated and commercial - all the things you would want in a commercial partner.

Chambers UK 2017

Simon is 'an experienced litigator with a commercial head on his shoulders'.

Legal 500

Enthusiastic, very commercially astute and able to use the legal framework to achieve our business objectives.

Chambers UK

A very smart tactician – much like a chess grandmaster.

Chambers UK

Simon Young has a particular ability to put your mind at rest as you know you are in good hands. His team , I know, are very well lead and show a similar passion to provide a best in class service. Value for money is outstanding.

Philip Eddleston, Managing Director, Thomas Kershaw Ltd