Simon is Head of Private Client Services.
'has extensive experience in multimillion-pound divorces involving farm business partnerships and assets' - Legal 500 2016
'approachable, reliable and attentive' - Legal 500 2015
‘trustworthy and reliable' - Legal 500 2014
'specialist experience in farming divorces' - Legal 500 2013
‘the right balance of experience and knowledge’ - Legal 500 2012
Simon Mortimer is Head of Private Client Services. Family law is his area of specialism and he has extensive experience in all areas of family law. Having qualified in 1982 Simon joined Burnetts in 1988 and has been a partner for more than 20 years. He is also Head of the Family Law Team and specialises in the following areas:
• Financial and property aspects of divorce - this tends to involve high value cases and often include family businesses or the family farm.
• Unmarried couples - many unmarried couples have financial and property issues to sort out which involves a different legal approach from divorce.
• Children’s cases - Simon is a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel and has particular expertise in cases involving children such as contact and residence questions.
Simon is a long-time member of Resolution which is an association of family lawyers who try to resolve cases with the minimum of hostility. This approach can help to lessen costs and assist in the longer term for couples, particularly where they have children. Simon is also a trained collaborative lawyer and uses collaborative law alongside the other methods of resolving family disputes to achieve the best outcome he can for clients.