Simon is passionate about sport and the outdoors. He enjoys playing football, running, surfing, kayaking and hiking.
Simon is from Durban, where he served his articles of clerkship (at Adams & Adams Attorneys) and then spent a further two years at Warrick de Wet Attorneys. During this time, he worked primarily in the fields of commercial law, intellectual property law and litigation, both in South Africa as well as throughout Africa.
In October 2019, Simon joined Harty Rushmere Attorneys to focus on commercial law. Combined with his experience in the intellectual property arena, his ability to apply his commercial and legal knowledge in a practical manner serves him well in providing effective solutions and advice to clients.
Communication is one of Simon’s major strengths; he is fluent in English, isiZulu and isiXhosa. His confidence and ability with languages places him in a position where he is able to communicate effectively and create interpersonal links. Nelson Mandela once said, “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”
Simon is extensively involved in a wide range of community outreach projects. One of his personal highlights has been obtaining funding and facilitating the building of a new pre-primary classroom and playground