Simon Garbett is a partner working out of our Birmingham and London offices and is head of the Litigation team in Birmingham. Simon’s practice is global in scope and includes both public and private sector clients. Areas of key focus are cross-border disputes, manufacturing, supply chain and product liability issues (particularly in the aerospace, automotive and industrial products sectors), as well as a broad range of financial services litigation, including for banks, brokers, insurers and pensions clients. Simon is a qualified Solicitor Advocate.
Simon’s main area of expertise involves complex commercial litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution (including mediation), regularly acting for banks, corporates, housing associations/registered social landlords, NHS trusts, pension trustees, local authorities, central government departments and universities. In particular, Simon has a wealth of experience in representing UK and global manufacturers and advanced engineering clients.
Simon handles a wide variety of manufacturing and engineering disputes, commercial contract claims (including supplier and supply chain disputes), defamation cases, employment disputes (breach of restrictive covenants and confidential information), insurance and negligence claims (including nuisance cases), judicial review matters, product liability issues, procurement and PFI disputes, sale of goods act cases, Housing Stock Transfer disputes and corporate litigation matters (including fraud, shareholder and warranty claims).
Simon has represented commercial and government clients in a significant number of successful mediations and is a strong advocate of alternative dispute resolution. He is a qualified Solicitor Advocate, with rights of audience in the higher courts of England and Wales.
Simon is part of the firm’s global leadership group for the automotive sector and, together with Sarah Rathke in Cleveland, Ohio, regularly contributes to the firm's Global Supply Chain Law blog.