Simon Bates

Head of Commercial Law, Jordans Corporate Law Limited

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A qualified solicitor, Simon understands the importance of getting deals done and enjoys working alongside his clients to find practical, commercial and creative solutions to legal issues.


In his role as Head of Commercial, he advises clients on their contracts and legal compliance – his focus is on preparing contracts which are easily understandable, written in plain English and which at the same time protect his clients from legal risks.

Simon has over 20 years of experience in the legal profession and, prior to joining Jordans Corporate Law Limited, was a partner in two national law firms. He has advised a broad range of clients over the years, from multi-national corporations and household names through to professional organisations, owner-managed businesses and start-up companies. Much of Simon's work has had an international element to it, and he has worked with clients in a multitude of sectors including manufacturing, automotive, logistics, travel, IT, retail, finance, medical, media and sports.

Simon also helps clients ensure that they are carrying on business activities lawfully and advises clients on their competition law and data protection compliance.

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