Simon Castley


Managing Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon


Simon focuses his practice in the area of product liability and managing regulations that affect clients' brands and businesses in United Kingdom, United States and Europe. He has worked extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East. His experience also includes litigation on corporate and commercial matters. His client base includes major multinational food and beverage, consumer goods and motor manufacturers.

Simon, a U.K. national, is fluent in English and French and has a good working knowledge of German. He is a delegate of Shook's Product Liability Forum, run by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He has been included in Expert Guides: Guide to the World's Leading Product Liability Lawyers, Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, The Legal 500 United Kingdom, and Chambers UK, where sources described him as "a very good lawyer in command of his subject, who understands the science not just the law." In Chambers UK 2016, sources also highlight his strength in handling international disputes, describe him as "very strong on the regulatory side" of product liability and identify him as one of a “very solid team in London” that is "excellent" in client service and responsiveness.

Simon has spent a significant amount of time in the United States gaining experience of U.S. litigation methods. He works frequently in Europe, the Middle East and Asia and has extensive experience in the various legal systems within these jurisdictions.

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Year Qualified



LL.B., University College, London, 1982
Law Society Finals, City of London School of Law, 1984


The Law Society of England & Wales
British Institute of International and Comparative Law’s Product Liability Forum