Simon Collingham

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Simon was called to the Bar in 2011 and is a Member of Inner Temple.


  • Civil 
  • Crime
  • Road Traffic – Offences and Accidents 


Simon was a mature entrant to the Bar, joining chambers after 30 years’ operational experience as a police officer in various disciplines, complemented by working as a litigation executive for DAC Beachcroft solicitors, defending motor prosecutions associated with serious road traffic collisions. He brings vast experience and expertise in investigations, forensics, disclosure and PACE within criminal law.

Simon is a highly regarded road traffic specialist. His has considerable knowledge of Road Traffic Law complemented by a unique practicable experience in this area. He can offer an invaluable insight into the investigative and technical processes and has been frequently approached by other counsel to give advice in this field. He is a particular specialist in complex road traffic accidents, cases involving death by dangerous driving, drink driving and speeding offences.

Simon has built a reputation for his well prepared, realistic and persuasive advocacy in this challenging area. His personable and very approachable manner means he is a popular barrister with both the clients he represents and the firms that instruct him. With a depth of life experience, Simon is able to provide exceptional client care in pressured situations.

Simon combines his expertise in Criminal Law to his practice in Contract and Sports Law. Simon is licensed as an FA Registered Intermediary and is authorised to conduct intermediary activity on behalf of players, including minors, and clubs playing football in England. Simon has the ability to remain alive to all commercial aspects of football including, transfers, sponsorship and the regulatory framework that applies to football.

Simon is accredited under the Public Access Scheme for direct instructions and to conduct litigation.


  • LLB Law 
  • BVC (BPP)


  • Criminal Bar Association
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