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Connor is an Associate working in the Commercial Litigation team. Having trained with the firm in Newcastle and qualifying into the firm's office in Leeds, Connor has gained experience across the breadth of the firm's clients and the sectors in which they operate.

Connor deals in all aspects of commercial disputes providing practical, commercial solutions ranging from advice in the first stages of a disagreement through to court proceedings and enforcement, and has experience in acting for private/public sector clients in respect of a broad spectrum of disputes.


In his role, Connor undertakes a wide variety of disputes including:

  • Advising on matters regarding the interpretation and enforcement of contract terms
  • Acting for an international bank claim a sum of just under £1m in the Circuit Commercial Court pursuant to a contract for the provision of payment services, involving technical breaches of contract and alleged regulatory issues
  • Acting for a national car dealership in defending a breach of contract claim to trial
  • Assisting clients within the IT sector in relation to a range of contractual disputes, such as the delayed delivery of software and the termination of licence agreements
  • Acting for a variety of private individuals and companies in respect of both defending and bringing claims of defamation
  • Assistance in relation to enforcing security over a range of assets (including property and other assets) on behalf of lenders
  • Running a multi-track claim for a lender seeking recovery of monies involving allegations of fraud and document manipulation
  • Acting for a regionally based business in issuing Judicial Review proceedings
  • Acting on behalf of a number of clients in a variety of contractual disputes resulting in settlements beneficial to those clients, through mediation and/or without prejudice correspondence
  • Negotiating a six-figure settlement on behalf of a lender in relation to a claim for an indemnity under the Land Registration Act 2002 arising out of a fraudulent security instrument
  • Advising clients on the terms of business interruption policies and corresponding with insurers in respect of their claims

What people say

  • Connor Simpson-Key has shown openness to our ideas and knowledge of how defendants are likely to respond, where this may not be what the firm are used to dealing with. There seems to be a
    fair amount of oversight and consideration from more than one individual at the firm, for significant decisions. We like this collaborative approach.

    Legal 500