Simon Airey was a barrister in private practice for 12 years before joining DLA Piper and has extensive experience of a broad range of litigation at all levels of the court system. He focuses on tax and fraud investigations, bribery and corruption, and corporate compliance issues.

Simon acts in associated litigation and advises clients under investigation by various enforcement authorities, including the Serious Fraud Office, HM Revenue & Customs and their overseas equivalents.

Simon has gained particular experience in group litigation, acting for groups of individuals or companies where they share a common claim or interest, or seek a ruling in relation to common issues of fact or law. The use of representative actions ensures that the burden and costs of dispute resolution can be shared, the most appropriate test claimants can be selected and some of the concerns frequently associated with litigation (such as adverse publicity, risk, uncertainty and the impact upon management time and reputation) can be minimised.