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I am an experienced direct access practitioner,
having been authorised by the Bar Standards Board since 2008 to accept
instructions directly from members of the public.

All enquiries from the Direct Access Portal
will come directly to me by e-mail and I aim to respond to any enquiry on the same
day that it is received.

I am conscious that cost is often a primary
factor for anyone seeking legal advice and representation. Instructing a
barrister directly is certainly a cost-effective way to obtain advice about
your legal problems. I can offer a service tailored to your needs and your
budget. I am happy to act on a fixed fee basis to ensure that you have
certainty about the cost of my service.

I was Called to the Bar in 2006 and have
practised from Lincoln House Chambers in Manchester since the completion of my
pupillage in 2007. 

I am a versatile barrister specialising in
criminal law (with a particular emphasis on business crime and fraud and a
niche expertise in motor vehicle offences), professional disciplinary /
regulatory law, civil actions against the police, judicial review /
administrative law and prison law. I have a particular interest in cases that
raise issues concerning human rights and civil liberties.

I provide advice on the law, tactics and
procedure, either in writing or in a face to face meeting. I also provide
representation in various tribunals, whether it be the Magistrates Court,
County Court, Crown Court, High Court or the Court of Appeal; or statutory
tribunals such as the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service or the Police
Appeals Tribunal. I am an experienced trial advocate with an excellent track
record of success in cases of the utmost gravity.

I pride myself on offering a first-rate
service and maintaining a close working relationship with those who instruct
me. I am always contactable, by e-mail or mobile telephone, to provide advice
or guidance. This approach to my practice has ensured a loyal following of
solicitors nationwide.

I am ranked as a leading Junior in criminal
law in the 2014 Edition of The Legal 500, according to which my "grasp of
the detail is outstanding.”

My success is founded upon my ability to build
a good rapport with clients and tribunals alike. I bring diligence, sound
judgment and tenacity to every case to ensure the best possible result for my
clients. I have been described as a lawyer of outstanding intellectual ability
and a confident and sophisticated advocate.

In October 2014 I was shortlisted as a
finalist for the Legal Professional of the Year Award at the Manchester Young
Talent Awards 2014.

I graduated from
the University of Manchester in 2005 with a First class degree in Law and
Politics, finishing top of my year.  

For more detail
about my practice and the areas in which I specialise, please see my entry on
my Chambers’ website:

http://www.lincolnhousechambers.com/members/simon-gurney

 

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