Has a thriving practice in which he represents public sector organisations, private sector employers and employees, particularly in unfair dismissal and discrimination claims.
Strengths: "An excellent barrister who is well prepared and has great attention to detail." "Engaging and sensible."
Chambers UK 2020/Employment – Western Circuit - Band 4
‘Noted for his expertise in unfair dismissal cases.’
Legal 500 2018/19/Regional Bar - Western Circuit, Employment, Leading juniors - Tier 1
'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 – Western Circuit - Band 2
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 - Western Circuit
‘Recommended for unfair dismissal matters.’
Legal 500 2017/Regional Bar - Western Circuit, Employment, Leading juniors
'Very thorough and very bright.'
Legal 500 2016/Regional Bar - Western Circuit, Employment, Leading juniors.
'He goes above and beyond what one would expect.'
Legal 500 2015/Regional Bar - Western Circuit, Employment, Leading juniors.
‘He has vast knowledge of employment law, and is always on hand to answer queries.’
Legal 500 2014/Regional Bar - Western Circuit, Employment, Leading juniors.
‘a safe pair of hands’
Legal 500 2013/Regional Bar - Western Circuit, Employment, Leading juniors.
‘incredibly diligent and knows the papers inside out and backwards’
Legal 500 2012/Regional Bar - Western Circuit, Employment, Leading juniors.
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”
- University College London, LLB in law (Upper Second Class Honours)
- Inns of Court School of Law, Bar Vocational Course (Very competent)
Professional qualifications & appointments
- Attorney General’s Regional Panel of Counsel (Panel B) (April 2018)
- Panel Member - Independent Police Misconduct Hearings (November 2015)
- Employment Lawyers Association
Simon Tibbitts is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.More Information
Katherine Anderson edits 3PB's March Employment and Discrimination Newsletter
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3PB's Employment and Discrimination Newsletter - September 2019
Simon Tibbitts edits 3PB's latest Employment & Discrimination newsletter, including contributions from Gareth Graham and Joseph England. Click here to read ...Read more