Called to the Bar in 2011
Practice Areas: Crime
Simon Collingham is a Road Traffic Barrister. He was called to the Bar in 2011 and is a Member of Inner Temple. Simon was a mature entrant to the Bar, having completed over 30 years’ operational experience as a Police Officer in various disciplines, predominantly in Roads Policing and further complemented by working as a Litigation Executive for DAC Beachcroft solicitors, defending motor prosecutions associated with serious road traffic collisions. He brings vast experience and expertise in investigations, forensics, disclosure and PACE within criminal law.
Simon is a highly regarded road traffic specialist. He has considerable knowledge of Road Traffic Law complemented by a unique practicable experience in this area. He can offer an invaluable insight into the investigative and technical processes and has been frequently approached by other counsel to give advice in this field. He is a particular specialist in cases involving Drink and Drug Driving, Speeding and Failing to Provide Driver Details (s.172) offences.
Simon has built a reputation for his well prepared, realistic and persuasive advocacy in this challenging area. His personable and very approachable manner means he is a popular barrister with both the clients he represents and the firms that instruct him. Simon can offer representation to both individuals and corporations. He is regularly instructed to represent professional drivers including those from the road haulage sector, taxi drivers, police and emergency services, chauffeurs and PCV drivers. Simon has built a reputation for representing individuals with both high public and professional profiles, who demand the highest levels of integrity, confidentiality and quality of service. With a depth of life experience, Simon is able to provide exceptional client care in pressured situations.
Simon is accredited under the Bar Standards Board Public Access Scheme for direct public access instructions and to conduct litigation.
LLB Law (Class 2:1)
BVC (BPP) Very Competent
Specialist: Road Traffic Law
Criminal Bar Association