Mr Simon Atkinson


Simon has a busy and diverse practice. He appears regularly in the High Court and County Court, both in his own right and as part of a larger team. Simon’s practice encompasses Chambers’ principal areas of work, though his particular interests are in property, trusts (including charities) and pensions work. He is instructed in both domestic and international matters, and has particular experience in disputes with a Middle East element, including DIFC litigation.

Recent reported cases in which Simon has been instructed include:

- Wood v Waddington [2014] EWHC 1358 (Ch); [2015] EWCA Civ 538 (a dispute between neighbouring landowners concerning express and implied grants of easements, the operation of section 62 of the Law of Property Act 1925 and the rule in Wheeldon v Burrows)

- Spencer v Fielder [2015] 1 WLR 2786 (Beddoe proceedings relating to litigation between British Airways and the trustees of the Airways Pension Scheme concerning the decision of the trustees to grant discretionary benefit increases)

- Cosmetic Warriors Ltd v Ltd [2014] FSR 31; [2014] EWHC 1316 (Ch) (trademark dispute between the owner of the ‘Lush’ cosmetics brand and the well-known online retailer)

- Ansa Logistics Ltd v Towerbeg Ltd [2012] EWHC 3651 (Ch) (a landlord and tenant dispute concerning whether the tenant had breached a covenant against parting with possession and whether the landlord had unreasonably withheld consent to underlet the premises to a third party, Ford Motor Company Ltd)


- Property (inc. Landlord and Tenant)

- Pensions

- Trusts (inc. Charities)

- Will and Probate

- Commercial Litigation

Qualifications, Appointments

MA (Law) - Trinity College, Cambridge University (2010)

BA (History) / BSc (Chemistry) - Melbourne University (2008)


'Self-dealing: rigours and risks' (Sept, 2013) 149 TEL&TJ 8-11.