Simon Ellis


Simon Ellis Hugh James
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Simon Ellis is a Partner with Hugh James and has worked with the firm for more than 20 years, having trained and qualified here.

Simon heads up the Military Department, advising and assisting current and former military personnel with various health conditions and injuries.  He specialises in claims such as hearing loss, non-freezing cold injuries, compartment syndrome and military injury cases.  He is often asked to advise on more unusual claims in the military context.

Simon has been involved in high profile claims on behalf of former miners suffering with HAVS.  This group action is one of the largest prices of civil litigation in British legal history, second only to the Miners/s Respiratory group action which was also dealt with by Hugh James.  He has also advised clients suffering with occupational cancer, noise induced hearing loss and asbestos disease.  He contributes articles for the press relating to industrial disease issues and has given radio and television interviews about the health problems associated with asbestos in the present day.  Due to his experience and reputation Simon is often asked to consider more novel types of industrial disease.  He remains at the forefront of seeking justice for clients suffering with less common illnesses, caused through the work they carried out.

Simon is an APIL accredited Senior Litigator and a contributing author for Lexis Nexis.

What do you love most about your job?

My clients are often diagnosed with serious and life changing conditions caused by the neglect of their former employer.  It is rewarding to secure for my clients and their families the maximum level of help available, whether practical or financial, to make living with their illness or injury as easy as possible.

What do you like to do outside work?

Football, cinema and eating out.


APIL – accredited Senior Litigator


Poynton County High School

University of Wales, Aberystwyth – LLB

College of Law, Chester

Where you trained

Hugh James

The year you qualified


“Praised for his ability to tackle difficult group litigation with aplomb”
Legal 500

“We will certainly recommend your company and you to anyone”.
C Peglar

“I would like to thank you for the continued commitment and invaluable advice that you gave me during me claim. I would have no hesitation in recommending your firm to anyone seeking legal assistance in the future.”
W T Phillips


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