Simon Burge Partner

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“I was very impressed with your professionalism, your manner and your precision in dealing with this case and this client in particular. It was a genuine pleasure to work with you and I hope we have an opportunity to work together again.”

Ms G

“I would like to thank you all for your support - Laura and Simon have been brilliant. I would not hesitate to recommend Blake Morgan in the future.”

Ms C
Simon is an experienced family law practitioner specialising in high net value family cases. He is also HM Deputy Coroner for Hampshire (Central).

Main areas of practice

His main areas of practice include divorce, separation agreements, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, ancillary relief, cohabitation agreements, maintenance, lump sum, property adjustment and pension sharing orders. He also advises on domestic violence injunctions, issues surrounding the enforcement and variation of financial orders, negotiating financial settlements and drafting consent orders, advising in relation to TOLATA and Schedule 1 Children Act claims.

Clients

Simon's clients include high net worth individuals who are experiencing relationship breakdown.

Significant experience

  • Simon has over 30 years' experience in this field and regularly appears as an advocate on behalf of his clients in the Family Court.
  • He has experience in all types of cases, including those with an international dimension, owner-managed businesses and farming cases.
  • Simon was instructed as Solicitor for the Appellant in the case of Burns v Burns (which went to the Court of Appeal), concerning the circumstances in which the court can set aside a Consent Order.

Other expertise

Collaborative law: Simon is a Trained Collaborative Lawyer. He is a member of Solent Collaborative Group.

Expertise

Simon’s Blog

Death Benefits – a positive development on the rights of cohabitees and 'common-law spouses'

In the recent Supreme Court decision in the matter of an application by Siobhan McLaughlin for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) [2018] UKSC 48, the UK's highest court took a big step in the right direction to strengthen the rights of cohabitees.

Articles by Simon

Family law expert comments on reform of rights for common law spouses

News

Today’s Supreme Court decision is a big step in the right direction to reform the rights of cohabitees and ‘common-law’ spouses.

Personal Injury compensation and relationship separation

Article

We look at the options which are available to you with compensation during a separation.

Will my finances survive my divorce?

Article

As as part of Dispute Resolution Week, we discuss the issue of finances and savings in regards to divorce cases.

Related Knowledge & Resources

The 14 year old who won the right to be cryogenically frozen

It is a common misconception that a solicitor specialising in family law is just a 'divorce lawyer'. This is far from the reality; the practice of family law is extremely varied...

Brexit: what this means for Family Law

The Brexit vote will likely have a knock-on effect on a range of family matters governed by the current system, which pulls together strands of EU and domestic legislation into a single Family law regime.

To unbundle or not to unbundle

Many family solicitors will be relieved about the recent ruling in the case of Minkin V Lesley Landsberg.

Client guide: Final Hearings in Financial Remedy Proceedings

Our Family team provide a helpful guide on what to expect at a Final Hearing in Financial Remedy Proceedings.

Client Guide: Excluding people when making a Will

Blake Morgan provide a summary guide on excluding people when making a Will.

Client Guide: Divorce and your Will

If you are going through a divorce or separation it is important that you plan for your future by reviewing or making a Will.