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Simon is a Partner and Head of the Family Law team at Aaron & Partners, and acts for a range of clients in all aspects of relationship breakdowns including divorce, resolution of financial matters, civil partnerships, cohabitation disputes, pre and post-marital agreements, injunctions, and children matters.


Background and Expertise

Simon qualified as a solicitor in 2010 following the completion of his training contract with The National Family Law Practice on the Wirral. Having gained some valuable experience, he joined Aaron & Partners in 2015 as an Assistant Solicitor. His commitment and proficiency to the Family Team led to his promotion to Partner in 2020, and in 2023 he was named head of the team.


Specialisations and Personal Achievements

Simon specialises in complex and high-net-worth family law matters, including cases involving businesses, farming partnerships, intricate family structures, companies, and pensions. He maintains strong connections with leading barristers, using these relationships to the advantage of his clients.

His extensive experience and acumen have earned him recognition both in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners legal directories, where he is personally acknowledged . He is also a member of Resolution, the nationwide association of lawyers committed to amicable resolution in family and matrimonial disputes.

Simon's success can be attributed to his commercial understanding, objectivity, and unwavering empathy. He understands the emotional struggle that accompanies the dissolution of a relationship and is dedicated to providing his clients with the support and guidance they need during these trying times. He tailors his advice and solutions to each client's unique situation and ensures that cases progress at a pace comfortable for them.

Simon has a profound understanding of the intricacies of inter-jurisdictional complications and excels in advising on matters involving applications for arrangements for children and Schedule 1 applications for financial support for children.


Recent Work Examples

  • Advising in a divorce and financial remedy proceedings exceeding £10 million, entailing intricate business shareholdings between the husband and wife.
  • Negotiating a clean break in a multi-million-pound case involving multiple foreign properties.
  • Advising on multi-million-pound cases revolving around farming assets.
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  • Simon's exceptional expertise and dedication make him an invaluable asset to his clients and a respected figure in the legal community.


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The firm are local to me in Chester, are professional and friendly, and I would 100% recommend Simon Mawdsley and A&P to anyone.
Client feedback via The Legal 500
The team at Aaron & Partners have all been excellent, especially Simon Mawdsley. He has helped me get through this entire episode with professionalism, care, and in some circumstances, humour.
Client feedback via The Legal 500
I am recently divorced, and Simon has been my solicitor. Without his calm and considered advice and support, I would have found an already stressful situation even more difficult. Even when I asked him the most ludicrous questions, at no point did he make me feel foolish, and he remained professional but very approachable throughout. I feel fortunate to have been represented by him.
Margaret Dunbar
The Team at Aaron & Partners have all been excellent, especially Simon Magner Mawdsley, He has helped me get through the whole episode and has done so in a professional, caring and in some cases funny manner [...] I cannot say How highly I regard him. If anyone needs a great divorce solicitor, then this is the man to contact. Yes he was my solicitor, but honestly in the process he also felt like a friend.