Simon Bradshaw

Barrister (On Sabbatical until end of July 2019)

Called 2009

Public Access Accredited



Simon served for 17 years as an engineering officer in the RAF, gaining extensive experience in project management, technical analysis and personnel and budget administration, and qualifying as a Chartered Engineer. He left in 2007 as a squadron leader having obtained a law degree with the OU, then undertook an LLM in IP/IT law before qualifying for the Bar. Following his Call, Simon worked as a researcher within the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, University of London and taught IP law at the University of Exeter before undertaking pupillage at Chambers.


  • Commercial Contract
  • Company and Partnership
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet and E-Commerce
  • Judicial Review
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Property
  • Wills and Probate
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Professional Negligence

Simon’s civil practice covers commercial, company, chancery, intellectual property, personal injury and administrative law. He has extensive experience of matters involving commercial contracts, online commerce, insurance, companies, partnerships, residential and business leases, boundary disputes, mortgages, and copyright, trade mark and passing off disputes. He regularly represents clients in harassment claims, including urgent interim injunctions, and has advised on allegations of libel and in data protection disputes.

Simon’s engineering and project management background gives him a particular interest in cases with a substantial construction or technical element and he has acted in a number of Technology and Construction cases. He is comfortable dealing with complex expert evidence and with expert witnesses. He also has experience in administrative law and has advised upon or acted in judicial review applications in connection with planning, regulatory and family law matters.

Simon is a recognised expert on intellectual property issues regarding 3D printing and on Terms of Service for cloud computing and other online services, with published papers and book chapters on these topics. His professional experience makes him particularly appropriate for cases involving the Armed Forces, aviation/aerospace and the Internet, and he has represented clients in disputes with online companies including PayPal and Google.


  • Court of Protection
  • Co-habitation Disputes
  • Divorce and Dissolution
  • Property and Finance

Simon is regularly instructed in ancillary relief / financial remedy cases, cohabitation disputes and intervenor claims. He has a particular interest in cases involving business assets or disputed ownership of land. He also has experience in the specialist field of disputes involving the sharing of Armed Forces or Police pensions.

Simon has frequently represented, and acted in cases involving, individuals who are vulnerable and/or lack capacity, and accepts instructions to act in the Court of Protection.