Simon qualified as a solicitor in 1997 after graduating from the University of Warwick (BSc Economics). Prior to joining Bray & Krais as a Partner in 2006, Simon worked in Private Practice and In-House.

Simon’s clients include leading individuals and companies across the entertainment and media industries.

Simon has particular experience in advising clients on the development and exploitation of media intellectual property rights, and is often called on to work closely with clients to help them devise and implement business strategies to maximise value of their rights and their business in general. He has a particular interest in advising new businesses and start-ups.

Simon has a comprehensive understanding of entertainment rights and clearance issues, including across theatrical and live events, the branding and endorsement worlds and the digital sector.

Simon is repeatedly ranked as a leading individual and recommended lawyer in industry publications. He is noted in particular for his “exceptional people skills” and found to be “very personable and practical”. Clients appreciate that “he doesn’t give up easily”. Simon “knows his stuff” and his “clear straight-forward advice” is “hugely appreciated” by clients.



Ed Sheeran wins second Copyright Case over ‘Thinking Out Loud’ dispute less than 2 weeks after first trial win

Yesterday evening, U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton issued a reversal on his own ruling and dismissed a second case brought by Structured Asset Sales, an entity owned by David Pullman, whic...

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Bray & Krais’ client Ed Sheeran wins U.S. “Thinking Out Loud” copyright dispute.

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Faber Music acquires Manners McDade

We are happy to share the news of the successful sale of Manners McDade‘s music composer agency and publishing company to Faber Music. Acting for the sellers, we are proud to have pl...

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