Clients in justice, health, disability, and social services appreciate how he approaches problems with creativity, curiosity and pragmatism, and quickly identifies and interrogates key issues. As a Darwin local, Simon brings a strong understanding of the Northern Territory (NT) context, and the government’s challenges and strategic priorities. A published legal academic, he has provided legal advice to state and Australian governments on matters of national and constitutional significance as a litigation lawyer.
Before joining Nous, Simon was a lawyer at the Australian Government Solicitor, specialising in law enforcement and national security litigation (including public interest immunity, witness protection, control orders and compulsory examinations). He has worked at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office and Office of Public Prosecutions and is a published legal academic. Simon was Director of Development Education at the Oaktree Foundation, produced the Melbourne University Law Revue, and led a team in Wade Institute’s Startup Sprint.
Simon holds a Bachelor of Environments from the University of Melbourne and a Juris Doctor from Melbourne Law School, partially completed at the University of Copenhagen. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Supreme Court of the Northern Territory and High Court of Australia.
Simon loves playing soccer, travelling and seeing the Territory’s great outdoors. He is a voracious reader, loves comedy and live theatre, and is on a brief, talent-based hiatus from acting.