Simon McCrossan

Call: 2010

Simon’s main practice areas encompass employment and discrimination law, contractual disputes, general civil litigation (including Equality Act claims) with a growing focus upon commercial and financial services.

He is instructed in a wide range of matters and is retained counsel to a number of membership organisations. Simon has particular expertise in litigation issues faced by third sector organisations.

Simon is qualified for Direct Access and licensed to conduct litigation.


Simon specialises in employment and discrimination disputes. He acts in both advisory and contentious matters. Simon holds a specialist LL.M in Employment Law (Distinction) and is instructed by both claimants and respondents nationally across a broad range of sectors to advise on a wide number of employment issues including:

  • Unfair dismissal
  • Constructive dismissal
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Victimisation
  • Whistleblowing
  • Jurisdiction
  • Corporate investigations
  • Contractual disputes
  • Policies and procedures
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Settlement agreements
  • Workplace training.

Simon has particular experience in advising upon the specific employment and discrimination law issues faced by third sector organisations arising from own professional experience in this area. More widely, Simon has also advised and represented individuals in regulatory proceedings arising from employment disputes.

Discrimination Law

Simon regularly advises upon the application of Parts 3 , 6 and 7 of the Equality Act 2010 in relation to County Court claims arising from the provision of goods and services, education and private associations.


Simon has successfully advised and represented parties in both fast-track and multi-track contractual disputes. As a former lecturer in contract law, he holds a particular interest in commercial disputes and consumer law.

Simon accepts instructions across a wide range of civil matters and is experienced in undertake a wide variety of interim applications including summary judgment, strike out and relief from sanctions.

Banking & financial services

Simon accepts instructions in financial services cases relating to undisclosed commissions, unfair relationships and mis-selling under the Consumer Credit Act 1974.

He has acted on behalf of various financial institutions in both interim applications and final hearings.


  • LL.M Employment Law (Distinction) University of Leicester
  • Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent) BPP Law School
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (Commendation) BPP Law School
  • BBA Management (1st Class Hons) University of Lancaster
  • QTS


  • ELA
  • ELS
  • ALBA

Personal information

Simon enjoys walking the family guide dog and is an avid armchair sports fan.

Awards & certifications

  • Lord Birkenhead Award (Gray’s Inn)
  • Anthony Bessemer Clark Award (Gray’s Inn)
  • Baroness Cohen Scholarship (BPP Law School)
  • The Colin Bourn Prize (University of Leicester)
  • New Walk Chambers Prize (University of Leicester)

This is the Privacy Policy for:

Barrister: Simon McCrossan

Address: 1EC, 3 King’s Bench Walk North, Inner Temple, London, EC4Y 7HR

The Purposes for which Personal Data is Processed:

Personal data will be processed in order to enable the provision of legal services, ie:

  1. advice;
  2. representation in court;
  3. the drafting of legal documents.

It may also be necessary to retain personal data for conflict-checking purposes or for use in the defense of potential complaints, legal proceedings or fee disputes.

The Lawful Basis for Processing Personal Data

In some cases the subject of the personal data will have given consent to the processing of his or her personal data. Where explicit consent has not been given, personal data will be processed only when:

  1. it is necessary for the performance of a contract with the person whose personal data is processed (or prior to entering such contract, in order to take steps at the request of the person whose personal data is processed); or when
  2. it is necessary for the purposes of providing legal services.

Special Categories of Personal Data

It may be necessary to process personal data which constitute particularly sensitive special categories, ie personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation.

Such data will only be processed where processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Who will receive Personal Data

The recipients of the personal data processed will be:

  1. instructing solicitors and clients;
  2. courts and other tribunals to which documents are presented;
  3. witnesses and potential witnesses, including expert witnesses;
  4. other barristers, pupil barristers and other legal representatives;
  5. regulatory authorities.

Retention Periods for Personal Data

Personal data in case files will generally be kept at least the end of one year after the maximum relevant limitation period has expired. The limitation period will be measured from the latest date it is possible to bring any appeal.

The retention period will be reviewed when the work has been completed. The retention period may be adjusted at that time.

International Data Transfers

In cases involving international disputes, it may be necessary to transfer personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area which have different data protection standards to those which apply in the European Economic Area. This will only be done for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. In the event this is necessary, appropriate safeguards will be in place to protect personal data, such as European Commission approved standard contractual clauses or the EU-US Privacy Shield. You have a right to ask for a copy of the relevant safeguard.

Individual’s Rights

If your personal data has been processed or held, you have a right to request access to (and rectification or erasure of) personal data; or to request restriction of processing concerning the data subject; or to object to processing; as well as the right to data portability. These rights may be limited where there is a legal requirement, or other legitimate grounds, to process your data.

If you wish to exercise these rights, please use the contact details above.

If you have unresolved concerns you also have the right to complain to data protection authorities.