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Simon Brooks, Partner

Simon Brooks

Partner

Co-Head of Global Insurance

Practice areas

  • Commercial litigation
  • Financial institutions
  • Financial services disputes and investigations
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Litigation and dispute management
  • Product liability and product recall

Practice notes

Simon is Co-Head of Global Insurance and specialises in high value insurance and reinsurance disputes and complex professional indemnity claims. His cases have included major insurance market disputes such as the long running and high profile film finance and leading cases involving claims against insurance brokers.

Simon has a great deal of experience in defending insurance brokers, solicitors, accountants and construction professionals, as well as advising on property damage and product liability claims. He has acted in high value and complex energy related claims in the UK and abroad, and also advises in relation to Directors and Officers insurance claims and coverage issues.

He is recommended in Legal 500 and Chambers as an expert in insurance and reinsurance litigation and professional negligence.

Recent comments from the directories include:

“‘Go-to lawyer’ Simon Brooks heads the practice, and is considered ‘tenacious, unwavering but solidly commercial in approach’”

"The quick thinking and cost-effective approach employed by Simon Brooks illustrates his understanding of a client's needs".

“’Simon Brooks knows the area of insurance like the back of his hand and is very well respected.’ He is experienced advising on the full range of professional negligence matters.”

“Simon Brooks … draws on extensive experience in coverage disputes, negligence claims and D&O issues among others. He draws praise for his dedication and loyalty to clients.”

Eversheds Sutherland won the 2016 Legal Business Awards Insurance Team of the Year, the 2016 Corporate LiveWire Global Award for Dispute Resolution in the Insurance and Reinsurance Sector and the 2017 Finance Monthly Global Award for Insurance Law Firm of the Year.  

Simon was named as a 2018 Acritas Star Lawyer for Insurance and won the only UK award for insurance in the 2018 Lexology Client Choice Awards.

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