Simon Heatley, Knowledge Development Lawyer
Simon supports the knowledge and training needs of the solicitors in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution division in Charles Russell Speechlys.
AboutSimon is a Knowledge Development Lawyer, which is a senior position in the firm, equivalent to Senior Associate status for fee earners. His role includes preparation of precedents and online practice tools, providing technical training to fee earners and keeping the division up to date with the latest legal developments.
- As a fee earner, Simon advised on a broad range of complex and multi-jurisdiction disputes for a leading law firm in London, acting for financial institutions, energy companies, governments and IT companies.
Scope of an adviser’s duty of care: a purposive approach
The Supreme Court provides guidance on determining the scope of a defendant adviser’s duty of care.
Edward Craig and Simon Heatley write for Practical Law on the scope of a defendant adviser’s duty of care
The Supreme Court has provided authoritative guidance on the correct approach to determining the scope of an adviser’s duty of care.
Force majeure and COVID-19: claims of the unexpected
John and Simon look at a force majeure claim arising out of the pandemic and the application of the Braganza duty.
John Sykes and Simon Heatley write for PLC Magazine on force majeure claims and the Braganza duty
A recent High Court decision offers an interesting analysis of a force majeure claim and the application of the Braganza duty.
Obtaining documents in the US for proceedings in the UK
Stewart and Simon look at the three potential routes for obtaining documents from third parties located in the US
Stewart Hey and Simon Heatley write for ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE on obtaining documents in the US for proceedings in England
In KBR, Inc, R v Director of the Serious Fraud Office, the Supreme Court limited the extraterritorial effects of the SFO's powers.
Joe Edwards, Simon Heatley and Lauren Kelly write for Practical Law on damages-based agreements
Law firms entering damages-based agreements face a catch-22.
Damages-based agreements: an island of clarity in changing seas
Simon, Joe and Lauren look at a recent judgment which is a welcome island of clarity in the damages-based agreement sea of uncertainty.
Warranties on an indemnity basis: a question of damages
John and Simon take an in-depth look at warranties on an indemnity basis
John Sykes and Simon Heatley write for Practical Law on warranties on an indemnity basis
When negotiating the terms of an agreement, an issue that often arises is whether warranties ought to be backed by an indemnity.
Damages-based agreements: A positive step by the Court of Appeal
Beyond Brexit: What is the position for cross-border disputes now?
EU–UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement was signed on 30 December 2020, what does it mean for cross-border disputes now?
Litigation funding: welcome High Court clarification for damages-based agreements
Joe and Simon look at a recent High Court clarification on damages-based agreements
Engage in ADR...in the national interest
Remote hearings in the COVID-19 era: another new normal?
Charlotte and Simon look at remote hearings in the COVID-19 era
ADR: navigating the path to settlement
John, Georgia and Simon consider the key issues for practitioners in relation to alternative dispute resolution and settlement
Search and deploy? Search orders and electronic data
Stewart, Rhys and Simon take an in-depth look at search orders and analyse recent developments.
Charlotte Pender and Simon Heatley write for Practical Law Magazine on remote hearings in the Covid-19 era
COVID-19: procedural rules on deadlines relaxed but how far do they go?
Simon Heatley looks at the recent relaxation of procedural rules on deadlines
Coronavirus and business and trade disruption: a force majeure event?
A look at the economic impact on business and global trade due to the outbreak.