Here is the personal profile for Simon Young. Please contact Simon using the details listed in the contact panel to the right hand side of this page. You can also choose to send an email enquiry or request a call back.Position: Partner
Simon is a highly rated commercial litigator dealing with all aspects of commercial dispute resolution including all forms of Court proceedings and injunctions as well as the varying forms of alternative dispute resolution: mediation, arbitration and adjudication.
Simon has advised on many high value commercial disputes and has a broad commercial dispute practice which includes disputes relating to commercial contracts, real estate, professional negligence, partnerships and shareholders, defamation, guarantees and fraud. Simon successfully represented the FA Premier League and 14 Premier League Clubs in the Court of Appeal in the widely reported case against the sticker album producer Panini (UK) Ltd for injunctive relief and damages as a result of Panini's infringement of intellectual property rights.
Simon read Law at Leeds University and subsequently trained at Hammonds qualifying in 1994, staying there until 2002. He joined Clarion as a partner in 2002. Simon is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association and is also on the committee of the Leeds Law Society.
Simon is praised as "a very smart tactician - much like a chess grand master." (Chambers UK, 2012)
Simon is "an excellent litigator who really knows his stuff." Sources say he is "able to explain things concisely, in layman's terms." (Chambers UK, 2011)
Simon is “an accomplished negotiator and is particularly admired for his work in high-value claims.” He is currently acting in a case worth £26 million, and has advised The FA Premier League, Liverpool FC and Arsenal FC on IP disputes. (Chambers UK, 2010)
Simon Young is universally admired by clients, who “always feel that we are in safe hands with him. He can be both firm and flexible depending on what the situation requires.” An accomplished negotiator, “he reads situations well and gets to the nub of the matter quickly.” (Chambers UK, 2009)
Simon Young is the man credited with taking the new litigation team from strength to strength. He "inspires confidence" in his clients. In the words of one interviewee "he left no stone unturned and was scrupulous to keep me informed of the steps he was taking and the response he was getting." His leadership of the team has also impressed peers, who "would like to emulate what he has done.” (Chambers UK 2008)Specialist Areas:
- Commercial litigation
- Commercial dispute resolution
- Commercial contracts
- Real estate
- Professional negligence
- Partnerships and shareholders
- Guarantees and fraud
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