“Simon Mortimer's approach is always carefully measured and non-judgemental. He in-stills a high-level of trust, which is very important when you are in unfamiliar territory" - Legal 500, 2020
Simon is a Partner and heads the Family Law team at Burnetts.
Simon has wide experience in all areas of family law. He works closely with all members of the team to deliver the best service they can for clients.
Simon's primary focus is on high value financial cases arising on divorce which frequently involve a business or family farm. Simon's clients often have high incomes and assets of very substantial value and he particularly enjoys working with other professionals such as accountants, valuers and pension advisors to ensure the best presentation of his client's cases.
Simon uses the full range of options to resolve cases including both court applications and non-court processes, such as round table negotiation and collaborative law. Simon is collaboratively trained and is also an accredited specialist in financial and children's cases with Resolution, which believes in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law.
Children's cases have long been part of Simon's work and he has substantial experience in complex matters involving adoption, special guardianship and paternity.
Having qualified in 1982, Simon joined Burnetts in 1988 and has been a Partner since 1992.
Simon is a keen singer and equally enjoys giving and listening to concerts.
"Simon has impressed with his knowledge and approach. He was very good at explaining the process and putting everything in context, giving me a clear understanding of my options and their potential consequences." - Chambers 2020