Simon Bruce

Simon  Bruce Partner
Farrer & Co

Simon is at the pinnacle of the profession. He is one of the most sought out lawyers for prominent individuals needing personal advice, both those seeking the utmost discretion and those in public life.

High profile individuals and organisations, often in international matters, frequently retain Simon as their lawyer on an on-going basis.

Simon is fiercely protective of each of his client’s unique interests. This is reflected in his responsive, loyal and caring approach, his up-to-the-minute knowledge of changing law and trends . As personal and family law cases are so often associated with extremely sensitive and emotional times, you can be reassured that Simon will work closely with you and your advisers, to reach an agreement in the best way.

Simon is trained as a mediator, and practices as a collaborative lawyer on international cases. His particular expertise is in advising UK and international  individuals, families, trustees, beneficiaries and family offices. His cases often involve complex children, and confidentiality and pre-marital agreements, trusts and tax.

Simon’s track record for obtaining the best possible outcome for his clients has seen him involved in the past three family law cases that have reached the Supreme Court. This includes the recent seminal children and abduction case Re: A (Children) (AP) and Radmacher, where he represented Mrs. Radmacher at the judgement. Both cases were complex and ground-breaking. Katrin Radmacher's case was particularly significant in establishing the importance of pre-marital and post-marital contracts in family cases. It has changed the landscape of family law. Simon was also significantly involved in the Supreme Court case of Prest and Petrodel.

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Gay couple's international child custody battle to be ruled on by Supreme Court 04 DEC 2015

Gay couple's international child custody battle to be ruled on by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will consider the complex issues of habitual residence, the definition of...