Simon White Senior Solicitor

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“Simon White treated me in the most honest and professional manner and it was a pleasure to deal with him.”

Mr C 2017
Simon is a Criminal and Regulatory lawyer, with significant experience in defending individuals and businesses under investigation by the police and regulatory bodies.

Main areas of practice

Simon advises clients who are being investigated or prosecuted for criminal offences, who may have been required by the police or other investigating authority to attend an interview under caution or required to attend court.  He has particular experience in all manner of criminal defence including serious fraud, assault and sexual offences.

Simon also has significant experience representing motorists being prosecuted for driving offences. He regularly represents motorists facing disqualification from driving for individual offences or under the "totting up" procedure.

Simon also represents individuals and businesses in regulatory matters including:

  • Representing children's nurseries, childminders and registered nannies in relation to enforcement action taken by Ofsted.  The action taken by Ofsted often includes suspending a registration while an incident is being investigated and where there is felt to be a risk of harm to children.  Following an investigation, if a registered person is felt to be unsuitable, Ofsted can take action to cancel a registration.  Simon is experienced in lodging appeals against a suspension or cancellation before the First Tier Tribunal.
  • Representing individuals and businesses throughout the course of criminal investigations and prosecutions by Regulators including the Health and Safety Executive, Environment Agency, CQC and Local Authorities.
  • Representing taxi drivers in relation to enforcement action taken by Local Authorities and Transport for London to suspend or revoke a taxi driver's license.  He is experienced in representing clients at interviews under caution, redetermination hearings and appeals to the Magistrates Court.

Simon prosecutes for non CPS bodies in the Magistrates Court. 

Clients

Simon's clients consist of businesses, individuals and public authorities (prosecuting authorities).

“Blake Morgan helped to take away all the stress of a situation. Simon White worked tirelessly on my case which I cannot thank him enough for. Things were explained in easy jargon free language and I received a first class service.”

Mrs T 2017

“First class service.”

Mr M Southampton

“Simon was wonderful. Supportive + clear.”

Mrs A Southampton

Expertise

Articles by Simon

Making representations against Ofsted's intention to cancel a childminder's registration – a case study

Case study

Simon White was instructed to represent K, a childminder. The Childcare Act 2006 requires that any person providing early years childminding...

Regulatory investigation into taxi driver license

Case study

A taxi driver, instructed our Driver Defence team when he received a letter from the borough council that stated they had received information which caused them to believe that P was no longer a fit to hold a taxi driver's license.

Failing to respond to a notice under s.172 of the Road Traffic Act where you don't receive the notice.

Case study

Our Driver Defence team represented a client who failed to respond to a notice asking to identify the driver. However, our client had no knowledge of the accident or the proceedings. Click here to read about the case and the outcome.

Related Knowledge & Resources

Criminal Finances Act 2017 - what organisations need to do now to manage risk

Our expert explains the changes to the Criminal Offences Act and what you need to to to reduce the risk to your business.

Sentencing Council announces consultation on manslaughter offences

The Sentencing Council has announced a consultation on its proposals for how offenders convicted of manslaughter should be sentenced in England and Wales.

Tougher sentences for speeding

Tougher sentences for speeding came into effect on 24 April 2017. The highest speeds will be punished with a fine equivalent to 150% of a driver's weekly income. Our expert explains how this will work.

Accumulating too many penalty points: Exceptional Hardship

Our Driver Defence solicitors have helped many clients avoid disqualification or points on their licence through mitigating circumstances, click here for examples of how we have helped our clients facing a driving ban.

Guide: Drivers' hours and records

Blake Morgan's guide for large goods and passenger-carrying vehicles regulated in regard to hours of work and records kept for domestic and EC regulations.

Guide: drink driving offences

Blake Morgan's guide to drink driving offences