He has become the first port of call for many client relationship, his focus being to understand you and your school's needs. He has developed expertise in incident management, safeguarding and safer recruitment, restructuring, salary scales, contracts and procedures, as well as employee relations.
With the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS) being high on the agenda for many schools, Simon can help you consider your options, from supporting Governors in their decision making through to preparing for consultation.
Meeting Your Needs
Simon is an employment law specialist.
He understands that schools want to focus on education and seeks to provide practical and commercial solutions in routine as well as challenging times. He leads the firm's Safer Recruitment training programme which is now in its tenth successful year of meeting the sector's safeguarding agenda.
Year of qualification - 1999
What Others Say
Simon has been described as having "a very good understanding of how independent schools work". He is "grounded and commercial." Chambers & Partners
Clients remark that he "gets back to you, gives full advice and is always available." Chambers & Partners
Simon Bevan is "expert, professional, charming, patient." Legal 500
"Simon Bevan is an outstanding partner for employment law matters. His advice is always sound but is also balanced by a good understanding of the practical issues and the operational requirements of his clients." - Legal 500
"He is very easy to work with. Very gentle in his manner and listens well – he gets our perspective and is very calming in giving advice." - Chambers & Partners
"He is an outstanding individual who is calm, unflappable, focused and relentlessly efficient. He gives excellent advice supported by strong legal opinion." - Chambers & Partners
What You Need to Know
Simon spent his early career lecturing law in universities. He is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) and was previously a school governor.
He is a regular speaker at national and regional education conferences and writes for numerous publications on sector specific issues.
Simon enjoys spending time with his family and keeping fit.