The Law Society
Simon BlainPartner, Family
Simon is highly regarded by both clients and his peers, he brings his considerable expertise to bear to help separating couples resolve issues in a constructive manner. He has a particular strength in complex financial cases, often involving trusts, family businesses and assets in more than one jurisdiction.
Working closely with colleagues in the private wealth sector to provide a seamless service to high net worth individuals and their families, Simon is able to advise on the family law aspects of wealth protection, including prenuptial and cohabitation agreements. He has a thriving children law practice and has assisted parents in all aspects of the law relating to children. He has a specialist interest in the cross-border movement of children and frequently provides guidance on international surrogacy and applications for parental orders.
Simon is an elected member of the national committee of Resolution, the leading membership organisation for specialist family lawyers, and is the organisation’s treasurer.
Simon is recognised as a 'Next Generation Partner' in the Legal 500 2021 edition and is ranked in the Chambers UK and HNW guides for his work on sophisticated financial cases, many with a trust-related, family business or multi-jurisdictional element.
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"He is a great lawyer who is able to approach a case from a really academic perspective, but while instantly gaining and continuing a rapport with the client on a personal level." Chambers HNW Guide, 2021
"He is very strong on the law and on high net worth, complex financial remedies cases, but equally strong on some of the more complex elements of children law, including international issues." Chambers HNW Guide, 2021