Simon is well known for his infectious personality and the energy that he brings to solving problems for his clients. Simon has seen the financial services industry from many angles, having worked for the regulator, a fund manager, a big 4 bank and a leading law firm. He brings his broad experience in financial services and regulatory advice to help his clients create cutting edge service offerings that are both innovative and practical.
Simon’s clients are financial services businesses that hold or operate under an AFS licence, or intend to obtain an AFS licence. Simon has significant experience in wealth management and advises his clients on legal, regulatory, M&A and litigious matters. He has deep technical expertise from decades spent liaising with the regulator, managing disputes, drafting contracts and disclosure documents, and negotiating complex transactions. Simon advises on all areas of financial services law, with a particular focus on financial advice, managed accounts and regulatory disputes.
Simon sits on the Regulatory Committee of the Institute of Managed Account Professionals, the Advisory Board to Professional Planner and the Financial Services Committee of the Law Council of Australia.
Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Simon was a Director at The Fold Legal, which merged with Hamilton Locke on 1 September 2022. Simon has also worked at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Russell Investments and the Australian Securities & Investment Commission.