Fenners Chambers | 3 Madingley Road | Cambridge | Cambridgeshire CB3 0EE | United Kingdom

Fenners Chambers | 3 Madingley Road | Cambridge | Cambridgeshire CB3 0EE | United Kingdom.

Fenners Chambers | 3 Madingley Road | Cambridge | Cambridgeshire CB3 0EE | United Kingdom.

Guy Sims
Called to the Bar in 2000

Guy specialises in Commercial, Employment and Personal Injury law. Guy qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ACA) before becoming a barrister.

Guy is Head of the Commercial Team at Fenners Chambers and combines his legal practice with management responsibility.
He brings a rigorous analytical approach to his work, as well as an instinctive understanding of figures.

Guy has appeared at all levels including the Supreme Court, and appears in many types of hearings including trials, CCMC, interim application and Contempt of Court. Guy has represented clients in mediations.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Commercial
  • Employment
  • personal injury

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Commercial and Contract Law: Contract, directors’ duties, shareholder’s disputes, unfair prejudice, partnership disputes, copyright, consumer credit, insolvency, misrepresentation
  • Employment law: unfair dismissal, redundancy, discrimination, collective remedies
  • Personal Injury: Valuation, RTAs, slips& trips, highways, clinical negligence, harassment, work related stress, fraudulent claims.

HIS WORK

Guy is authorised to accept instructions from members of the public as well as from solicitors.

Guy has represented individuals, as well small and large businesses at every level up to and including a number of appearances in the Court of Appeal, and one appearance in the Supreme Court.

WHAT OTHERS SAY

Known for unfair dismissal, redundancy and discrimination cases
Legal 500 2017

Highly experienced in discrimination, redundancy and unfair dismissal matters
Legal 500 2016

Unfair dismissal, discrimination and redundancy are areas of strength
Legal 500 2015

Robust in his presentation of cases for Claimants and Defendants
Chambers and Partners 2013

Recommended for employment work
Legal 500 2013

Experienced in redundancy, discrimination and restrictive covenant cases
The Legal 500 2014

Guy is the Leader of the Commercial Team.

Guy is a former chartered accountant, and he brings a rigorous analytical approach to his work, as well as an instinctive understanding of figures.

Guy has considerable experience of commercial trial, as well as contested interim matters such as injunctions. He also has an effective style at mediation.

He also has experience of working in and advising business, so can bring a commercial perspective to bear on his cases. Prior to being called to the Bar, he specialised in computer audit.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Contract Law
  • Restrictive Covenants in Employment
  • Construction claims
  • Director/Shareholder disputes
  • Partnership
  • Discrimination
  • Copyright
  • Consumer Law
  • Insolvency.

HIS WORK

Guy is authorised to accept instructions from members of the public as well as from solicitors. Guy has represented individuals, as well small and large businesses at every level up to and including a number of appearances in the Court of Appeal and in commercial mediations and negotiations.

WHAT OTHERS SAY

Experienced in redundancy, discrimination and restrictive covenants cases
The Legal 500 2014

Robust in his presentation of cases for Claimants and Defendants
Chambers and Partners 2013

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Hayes v Hayes [2017] EWHC 2806 (Ch)

Hayes v Butters [2015] Ch. 495

Re Science & Media LLP [2014] BPIR 774

EUR Service UK Ltd v City 1st Ltd (Unreported QBD – Mercantile Court 22 May 2018)

Guy is experienced in all types of personal injury cases and associated areas such as harassment. His cases have included some with catastrophic injuries and damages values approaching seven figures. He has experience in cases involving allegations of fraud and exaggeration.

As a formed chartered accountant, he brings a rigorous analytical approach to his work, as well as an instinctive understanding of figures.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Clinical Negligence
  • RTA, Slips & trips, Highways
  • Harassment
  • Fraudulent Claims
  • Work-Related Stress

HIS WORK

Guy is authorised to accept instructions from members of the public as well as from solicitors.

Guy has represented individuals, as well small and large businesses, at every level up to and including a number of appearances in the Court of Appeal and one appearance in the Supreme Court. He is experienced in round table meetings and mediations.

Guy is happy to enter into conditional fee agreements in appropriate cases

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Hayward v Zurich Insurance Co Plc [2017] A.C. 142

Zurich v Hayward [2011] EWCA Civ 641

Widlake v BAA Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 1256

Hayes v Butters [2015] Ch. 495

Buck v Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust [2012] Med. L.R. 266

Guy was previously the leader of the Employment Team, before becoming leader of the Commercial Team, and employment law is a central part of his practice. As a chartered accountant Guy understands how business work and has a natural feel for figures.

Guy has experience of all types of Employment hearings and has been to the EAT on a number of occasions.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Whistleblowing
  • TUPE
  • Redundancy
  • Discrimination
  • Collective Remedie

HIS WORK

Guy represents both claimants and respondents in employment claims. He carries out work for members of the public on a direct access basis in appropriate cases, as well as from solicitors by way of traditional referrals. 

Guy has represented individuals, as well small and large businesses at every level up to and including a number of appearances in the Court of Appeal.

WHAT OTHERS SAY

Unfair dismissal, discrimination and redundancy are areas of strength
Legal 500 2015

Experienced in redundancy, discrimination and restrictive covenants cases
The Legal 500 2014

Robust in his presentation of cases for Claimants and Defendants
Chambers and Partners 2013

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

R&R Plant Hire (Peterborough) Limited v Bailey UKEAST/0370/10/ZT

Credit Suisse First Boston Ltd v Gavin UKEAT/0269/12/RN

Force One Utilities Ltd v Hatfield [2009] I.R.L.R. 45

QUALIFICATIONS

BSc: Imperial

BA: Cambridge

Chartered Accountant: ACA