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Simon Belfield

Partner, Manchester

Simon is a corporate defence specialist who provides up-front regulatory compliance advice and representation to businesses and senior managers in relation to investigations and prosecutions by regulatory bodies.
Simon Bellfield


He specialises in health and safety, environmental, food safety and trading standards investigations. He also regularly represents clients at inquests.

Simon is a highly experienced and valued lawyer with a specialism in regulatory and professional disciplinary matters. He is recognised as an objective, determined and effective litigator, and for his technical nous and attention to detail when representing clients who find themselves under investigation.

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

He was voted Health and Safety Lawyer of the year by Lawyer Monthly Magazine in 2014.

Simon is an avid Stoke City supporter and keen cricketer being a member of the MCC and Secretary of the Gentlemen of Staffordshire Cricket Club.


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