Simon Hattan


Year of Call: 1999

“Absolutely brilliant – a real all-rounder who you can totally trust on a range of commercial and financial litigation.”

Legal 500, 2020

Practice Overview

Simon has a broad general commercial and chancery practice, with particular experience of litigation involving civil fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, banking and finance disputes, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings (in particular those related to financial services) and trusts litigation. He is regularly instructed in significant cases in these areas and is comfortable either as sole counsel or as part of a team. He was part of the team acting for the Defendants in the RBS Right issue litigation in the Chancery Division.

Simon has been recommended for a number of years in Chambers UK as a leading junior in the fields of Banking and Finance, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Civil Fraud, Commercial Chancery, and Financial Services and in Legal 500 for Banking and Finance, Commercial Litigation, Civil Fraud, and Financial Services Regulation.  He is ranked in the top tier for Banking and Finance (both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners), Commercial Litigation (Legal 500) and Civil Fraud (Legal 500).

News & Events

  • News

    Chambers Global Guide 2020

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked as a set in 4 practice areas of the... Read More

    News

    The Lawyer Top 20 Cases Public Institution for Social Security of Kuwait v Man Group PLC plus 37 other defendants

    Serle Court is delighted to appear twice in The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2020. Public Institution for Social Security... Read More

  • Events

    Legal Business Financial Regulatory and Disputes Summit 2020

    Location: The Brewery, 52 Chiswell St, London EC1Y 4SD Read More

    Events

    Serle Court Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference - Jersey

    Location: The Royal Yacht Hotel, St Helier, Jersey Read More

  • “He can grind facts down into dust and then reassemble them into solid and cohesive arguments.”

    Legal 500, 2020
  • “Intelligent, thorough and insightful, he should be a QC.”

    Legal 500, 2020
  • “His written advocacy is absolutely superb, and he gets to the point very quickly. He doesn’t just give technical advice but is also very pragmatic and very commercial.”

    Chambers & Partners 2019

Education & Qualifications

BSc, Dip Law (Distinction), City University

Winner - Inns of Court Mooting Competition 1998

Benefactor’s Scholarship - Middle Temple

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association
Commercial Bar Association
Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association
Financial Services Lawyers Association

VAT Number

774045230

Other Professional Experience

August 2000 - April 2001: Financial Services Authority
Seconded to the Enforcement Division of the FSA, acting as Counsel in the conduct of a wide variety of regulatory disciplinary matters.  Involved in FSA's preparations for the coming into force of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

August 1989 - July 1997: West Merchant Bank Limited and HSBC Markets Limited
Assistant Director.  Advising asset and liability managers within UK and selected overseas companies on risk management techniques and fund raising in the international capital markets.

Awards

Legal 500 Bar Awards

Nominated as Commercial Litigation Junior of the year

Chambers & Partners Bar Awards

Nominated as Banking & Finance Junior of the year

News & Events

  • News

    Chambers Global Guide 2020

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked as a set in 4 practice areas of the... Read More

    News

    The Lawyer Top 20 Cases Public Institution for Social Security of Kuwait v Man Group PLC plus 37 other defendants

    Serle Court is delighted to appear twice in The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2020. Public Institution for Social Security... Read More

  • Events

    Legal Business Financial Regulatory and Disputes Summit 2020

    Location: The Brewery, 52 Chiswell St, London EC1Y 4SD Read More

    Events

    Serle Court Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference - Jersey

    Location: The Royal Yacht Hotel, St Helier, Jersey Read More