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Areas of Practice

  • Crime
  • Financial & Regulatory Crime
  • Courts Martial
  • Family Law


Simon is a seasoned barrister with over 25 years’ experience.

He receives instructions in criminal law, family law and on special request certain areas of civil law.

He prosecutes (level 3) and defends in the full spectrum of criminal cases, and in all courts including Courts Martial.

Simon is dedicated to his cases, he has a friendly and approachable manner, and is regularly requested by clients he has represented before.

Simon is Public Access qualified and is happy to provide advice and representation direct to both Criminal Law clients and Family Law clients. This can be in relation to all aspect of a case, including any appeal.

Legal 500 Recognition

He is recognised in the 2022 edition of Legal 500 as a Leading Junior and has been recognised as such since 2015.

The following are quotes from Legal 2015.

2021: “Instructed in a wide range of serious criminal offences”

“Prosecuting and defending across the full spectrum of criminal cases, Simon Gladwell….. is particularly adept at handling cases involving allegations of serious sexual assault and abuse, both historical and recent. In particular, solicitors praise him for his ability to 'look outside the box when considering issues’.”

2020: ‘Legally knowledgeable with excellent advocacy skills, and able to converse appropriately with lay clients.’

2019: He has “expertise in sexual offences, drugs, fraud and serious violence cases”.

2017: “A senior junior with vast experience in sexual offences cases”.

2015 & 2016: “expertise in criminal cases involving infectious diseases”.


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