Simon has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, specialising in dispute resolution in the infrastructure, energy, PFI/PPP and subsea/offshore sectors for a wide variety of public and private sector clients. He has extensive experience in all forms of dispute resolution, both domestic and international, including adjudication, litigation, arbitration, mediation and expert determination under a wide variety of contract forms, both standard and bespoke.
He is a Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment at Northumbria University. He writes and lectures regularly on construction law issues and has taken a particular interest in the legal issues surrounding the introduction and development of BIM. Simon is regional coordinator for the north-east branch of the Society of Construction Law.
Simon has been selected as a Acritas Star lawyer for 2019.
"He sets his leading edge advice against a background of commercial pragmatism."
"He really knows what he’s doing."
"His astounding breadth and depth of expertise and experience."
"experienced, sage, utterly decent, clever and good."
Simon Lewis enjoys an excellent reputation as a construction litigator. He handles complex disputes for clients across a range of sectors, including energy and infrastructure. One interviewee comments that "he's not afraid to tell us we're wrong, which is a quality we respect." Another praises his "very commercial" approach.
"Very knowledgeable and proactive"