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Simon Belfield

Partner, Manchester

Simon is an experienced and highly recognised regulatory specialist who provides up-front investigation, compliance and procedural advice as well as crisis management support to regulatory bodies, organisations and individuals in this sector.
Simon Belfied


He specialises in maritime, health and safety and environmental regulatory investigations. He represents clients at inquests, inquiries and in all criminal forums.

Simon is a highly experienced and valued lawyer who specialises in regulatory matters acting for both investigators and corporates under investigation. He is recognised as an objective, determined and effective litigator, and for his technical nous and attention to detail when representing clients, whether they are individuals, companies or public bodies such as Maritime & Coastguard Agency.

He has an excellent track record of running contentious and complex cases and achieving successful outcomes.

Simon is a sports enthusiast being a keen cricketer and a member of the MCC.


Chambers & Partners

"He is a first-class litigator who knows a lot about health and safety law."

"He's a fantastic lawyer."

"Impressive"  "He is a very worthy opponent, and always on top of the facts."

"Simon Belfield is one of those people who has the gift of finding answers and managing his cases with a deft touch."

"Simon Belfield is a star, and he has got a lovely manner about him that is very calm"

"Simon has excellent people skills, sound judgement, extensive knowledge of his field, and the highest standards of integrity. I can thoroughly recommend Simon Belfield for all aspects of any Local Authority's regulatory crime work." Stephen Flanagan, Consultant in Occupational Safety and Health.

"My experience of Simon is someone who is extremely driven and objectives orientated. He makes things happen, managing and monitoring the progress of agreed deliverables. He is able to grasp complex technical matters and quickly relates the significance of those in the context of the legal framework. Throughout our dealings Simon has conducted himself with a high degree of integrity and professionalism." James Howard, The Coleman Group