Academic and Professional Qualifications:

BEng Mechanical Engineering – Brunel University
PhD Mechanical Engineering – Finite Element Analysis – Brunel University
CEng Chartered Engineer
MIMechE Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers


Having completed his doctoral degree, Simon spent 15 months at Delphi Diesel Systems where he led the computational analysis for a major injection systems project. He joined Burgoynes to carry out forensic engineering investigations in 2006 and became a Partner in 2012.

Since joining Burgoynes, Simon has investigated engineering incidents involving lifts and cranes (including collapses), hydraulic systems, pipework failures, underground services failures, oil and water escapes, defective design, mechanical machinery failures, structural collapse, bearings, fatigue failures and corrosion failures.

The personal injuries that he has investigated include slips/trips/falls, inadequate lighting accidents, manual handling incidents, accidents involving power tools and industrial machinery, vehicle rollovers, bicycle accidents and falls involving ladders, scaffolds and guardrails. He has also investigated helmet impacts, forklift truck incidents, accidents involving doors and access equipment, passenger lift accidents, incidents with lifting equipment and accidents concerning work-access equipment such as mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs).

Simon's work frequently encompasses investigations involving the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and he has provided advice to counsel and presented expert testimony in court on numerous occasions.