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Gibson, Simon
Simon Gibson
Telephone: +44 20 7667 9125
Mobile: +44 77 7591 8417

Chambers UK 2016 - Leading Individual

Chambers UK 2016 - Leading Individual

The Legal 500 UK 2016 - Leading individual

Legal 500 UK 2016 leading individual

The Legal 500 UK 2015 - Recommended Lawyer

The Legal 500 UK 2014 - Recommended Lawyer

Simon Gibson



  • Extensive experience of professional indemnity claims and construction and insurance disputes
  • Defence of all types of professionals including solicitors, architects, engineers, surveyors, accountants, financial advisors and brokers
  • Acted for substantial and well-known firms of property consultants in respect of a series of claims relating to investments in Enterprise Zone Trusts
  • Acting for approximately 300 firms of solicitors in relation to claims arising from the collapse of The Accident Group
  • Advising and representing a major civil engineering company in respect of the design and supply of insulating material for north sea oil pipelines
  • Defending architects and engineers in respect of claims arising from the design and construction of a new manufacturing facility for an international computer company
  • Advising insurers on coverage and policy issues including those relating to professional indemnity, contractors' all risks (CAR) and material damage policies

Significant reported cases

  • Virgin Management Ltd v De Morgan Group plc & Another
  • J Jarvis & Sons Ltd v (1) Castle Wharf Developments Ltd (2) Gleeds Management Services Ltd (3) Franklin Ellis Architects Ltd (2001)
  • Graham Arthur Ridgeway Ball & Others (Claimants) v (1) Ian Banner & Others (2) Neill Clerk (a firm) (Defendants) & Healey & Baker (a firm) (Part 20 Defendant) (2000)


  • Professional indemnity insurers
  • Solicitors, accountants and brokers
  • CAR and material damage insurers
  • Architects, engineers and surveyors

Market recognition

  • A Leading Individual (Band 1) for 'Professional Negligence: Legal (London)'
    [Simon Gibson] "… very knowledgeable, very good with people from every walk of life, and he has a calming approach."
    Chambers UK 2016
  • A Recommended Lawyer for 'Professional negligence (London)'
    Simon is "outstanding".
    The Legal 500 UK 2015
  • A Leading Individual (Band 1) for 'Professional Negligence: Legal (London)'
    "Peers comment that he is 'brilliant, thorough and consistent; he has the right balance of gravitas and approachability.'"
    Chambers UK 2015
  • A Recommended Lawyer for 'Professional negligence (London)'
    "...the ‘first-class' Simon Gibson"
    The Legal 500 UK 2014