Simon Tibbitts has a thriving practice in which he represents public sector organisations, private sector employers and employees, particularly in unfair dismissal and discrimination claims.
Strengths: "He went beyond the call of duty and his level of preparation against a QC was remarkable. He is a QC in the making."
Recent work: Successfully represented Nadine Lee, a high-earning IT software sales professional, in claims of sex discrimination, victimisation, equal pay and constructive unfair dismissal.
Chambers UK 2022/Employment/Western Circuit
Strengths: "I had an excellent experience working with him. He is meticulous on detail, an excellent reassuring voice to clients and prepares extremely thoroughly. He is willing to go the extra mile."
Recent work: Defended the MoD in numerous race discrimination, victimisation and harassment claims.
Chambers UK 2021/Employment/Western Circuit
Strengths: "An excellent barrister who is well prepared and has great attention to detail." "Engaging and sensible."
Chambers UK 2020/Employment/Western Circuit
‘He goes the extra mile and is unafraid to take a robust position where merited. Clients always know their corner is being fought.'
Legal 500 2022/Employment/Leading Juniors/Western Circuit
‘Simon is an excellent advocate. He has superb attention to detail and is meticulous in his preparations. He is willing to go the extra mile. I have found him always to be a very safe pair of hands and he is able to get to grips with complex cases very quickly.’
"Simon Tibbitts represented the Crown Prosecution Service in defeating a disability discrimination case in which the claimant was unusually subjected to a costs order."
Legal 500 2021/Employment/Leading Juniors/Western Circuit
‘Noted for his expertise in unfair dismissal cases.’
Legal 500 2018/19/Employment/Leading Juniors/Western Circuit
'Simon frequently represents clients in tribunal courts nationwide, as well as at the EAT, in complex employment matters. He acts largely for respondents, with particular expertise in discrimination and whistle-blowing cases.'
'He always has the confidence and respect of the tribunal.'
'He is practical, and good at explaining difficult concepts in simple terms.'
Chambers UK 2015/Employment/Leading Juniors/Western Circuit
Simon Tibbitts ‘has been instructed on a number of difficult cases with poor prospects, but he won those employment disputes against the odds’
Chambers UK 2014/Employment/Leading Juniors/Western Circuit
‘Recommended for unfair dismissal matters.’
Legal 500 2017/Employment/Leading Juniors/Western Circuit
'Very thorough and very bright.'
Legal 500 2016/Employment/Leading Juniors/Western Circuit
'He goes above and beyond what one would expect.'
Legal 500 2015/Employment/Leading Juniors/Western Circuit
‘He has vast knowledge of employment law, and is always on hand to answer queries.’
Legal 500 2014/Employment/Leading Juniors/Western Circuit
‘a safe pair of hands’
Legal 500 2013/Employment/Leading Juniors/Western Circuit
‘incredibly diligent and knows the papers inside out and backwards’
Legal 500 2012/Employment/Leading Juniors/Western Circuit
Client Testimonials - Seminars:
Simon regularly provides tailored in house seminars and workshops to clients on a range of employment law issues.
“Excellent – let’s do it again!”
“Zero Hours contracts particularly useful”
“Really valuable information, thought provoking, really relevant topics which are going to be useful in day to day HR issues”