Simon Garbett


Simon is a partner working out of Squire Patton Boggs’ Birmingham and London offices and is head of the Birmingham litigation team. Simon’s practice is global in scope, and includes both public and private sector clients. Simon’s main area of expertise involves complex commercial litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution (including mediation). In particular, Simon has a wealth of experience in representing UK and global manufacturers, advanced engineering and retail clients.

Areas of key focus are cross-border disputes, manufacturing and engineering claims, supplier, supply chain and product liability issues (particularly in the aerospace, automotive, manufacturing and retail sectors), as well as a broad range of financial services litigation, including for banks, brokers, insurers and pensions clients.

Simon has represented commercial and government clients in a significant number of successful mediations and is a strong advocate of Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is also a qualified Solicitor Advocate, with rights of audience in the Higher Courts of England and Wales.

Simon is part of the firm's Global Automotive Group and, together with Sarah Rathke in Cleveland, Ohio, regularly contributes to the firm's Global Supply Chain Law Blog.

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T: 0121 222 3390 / E:

Areas of Practice


Year Qualified



De Montfort University (Legal Practice Course – Distinction)
Birmingham University (CPE/General Diploma in Law – Commendation)
Birmingham University (Geography BA – First Class Honours)


Qualified Solicitor Advocate, with rights of audience in the Higher Courts of England and Wales