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.

Simon, a U.K. national, is fluent in English and French, having lived and worked both in London and Paris. He also 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."

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.

Products Liability - Litigation on tort, strict liability and civil law remedies together with advice on liability regulation, marketing, advertising and defense of prosecutions.

Regulatory Affairs - Advising clients on assessments of evidence for policy, particularly in the consumer behaviour and marketing fields; assisting with reviews of impact assessments and consultation responses relating to new laws.

Cross-Border - Documentary production, enforcement of judgements, collection of evidence and comparative view of legal systems.

Commercial Litigation - Advisor to clients for U.K. proceedings involving commercial, tort, contract disputes, asset tracing and insolvency.

Corporate and General Business Liability - Broad variety of general corporate, business liability and insolvency issues to support operations of clients active in U.K. and Europe.

Publications

Simon Castley & Jon Hudson, England and Wales, in Getting the Deal Through - Product Liability 2016 (Law Business Research Ltd., 2016)

Simon Castley & Jon Hudson, England and Wales, in Product Liability in 29 Jurisdictions Worldwide; (Harvey L. Kaplan, Gregory L. Fowler and Simon Castley, eds., 2015).

Simon Castley & Jon Hudson, England and Wales, in Product Liability in 29 Jurisdictions Worldwide; (Harvey L. Kaplan, Gregory L. Fowler and Simon Castley eds., 2014). 

Simon Castley & Jon Hudson, England and Wales, in Product Liability in 31 Jurisdictions Worldwide; (Harvey L. Kaplan, Gregory L. Fowler and Simon Castley eds., 2013). 

Simon Castley & Jon Hudson, England and Wales, in Product Liability in 33 Jurisdictions Worldwide; (Harvey L. Kaplan, Gregory L. Fowler and Simon Castley eds., 2012). 

Simon Castley & Jon Hudson, England and Wales, in Product Liability in 31 Jurisdictions Worldwide; (Harvey L. Kaplan and Gregory L. Fowler eds., 2011). 

Simon Castley & Aaron Le Marquer, England and Wales, in Product Liability in 32 Jurisdictions Worldwide; (Harvey L. Kaplan and Gregory L. Fowler eds., 2010). 

Simon Castley & Aaron Le Marquer, England and Wales, in Product Liability in 36 Jurisdictions Worldwide; (Harvey L. Kaplan and Gregory L. Fowler eds., 2009). 

Simon Castley & Aaron Le Marquer, England and Wales, in Product Liability in 36 Jurisdictions Worldwide; (Harvey L. Kaplan and Gregory L. Fowler eds., 2008). 

Gregory L. Fowler & Simon J. Castley, Global Trade and Regulatory Oversight: Are Uniform Product Safety Standards on the Horizon?, Product Law and Advertising Newsletter (International Bar Association), May 2008, at 16. 

Gregory L. Fowler and Simon J. Castley, Product Manufacturers, Take Heed: International Markets Bring International Regulatory Oversight, Safety Standards and Liability Concerns, 2 Bloomberg Corporate Law Journal, Winter 2007, at 83. 

Simon J. Castley, co-author, International Product Liability, Aspatore Books. (2004)

Presentations

Simon has lectured on tort, regulatory policy, product liability and product safety and issues in the United States, including at the Library of Congress and Defense Research Institute.