Simon’s has been a lawyer for more than 30 years.  After graduating from university with an honours degree in law, Simon spent 17 years in a general practice legal firm in Somerset, England (for many years he was a partner) and, since emigrating to NZ with his family and being admitted to the New Zealand bar in 2002, Simon has practiced for most of the subsequent 19 years in two Auckland suburban general practices ( McVeagh Fleming and then Davenports West), again working mostly at partner level.  Simon joined the Swayne McDonald legal team in November 2020.


Simon has extensive legal practice experience across business law, property, trusts, estates, wills, and franchising along with other aspects of non-litigious legal practice.  Along with these sought-after skills, you will find Simon to be an affable and very approachable person whose client centric approach has gained much appreciation from clients.

Simon is located in our Botany Junction office.

Simon’s areas of practice include:

  • Business / Commercial Law
  • Property Law
  • Wills, Estates and Powers of Attorney
  • Trust Law
  • Franchising