Simon Bladen

Partner, Sheffield

Simon is the partner responsible for looking after the firm’s legal and charitable clients in particular, although he also holds a general practice portfolio. He trained and qualified at Hawsons before becoming a manager and subsequently a partner at the firm. He has a wealth of experience within the legal and charitable sectors and is also a non-executive director for the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce.

Despite the fact Simon supports Tottenham Hotspur he is actually a keen footballer and, when he’s not playing, he enjoys keeping fit in the gym. He has a son and a young daughter who both keep him occupied most evenings.

Simon Bladen

Partner, Sheffield

0114 266 7141

[email protected]

Simon’s recent articles

Charity tax improvements might unlock more people giving to charity

Charity tax improvements might unlock more people giving to charity

According to a new report from the Charity Tax Commission led by the former chairman of the Inland Revenue (Sir Nicholas Montagu), tax reliefs offered to UK charities are in urgent need of an overhaul. The new proposal aims to ensure that charities increase their...

Charities warned to prepare for no-deal Brexit

Charities warned to prepare for no-deal Brexit

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NVCO) are urging the new minister for civil society to make sure charities are not ignored and receive the funding they need to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. After the recent decision to prorogue parliament was made at...

Charities Aid Foundation gave £646m to charities in 2018/19

Charities Aid Foundation gave £646m to charities in 2018/19

Charities Aid Foundation gave a record £646m to charities in 2018/19 The latest figures show that the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) gave £141m more to charities than last year, a 25% increase from 2017/18. Donations in the American Donor fund increased by 23% to...

Britains legal industry brace for a no deal Brexit

Britains legal industry brace for a no deal Brexit

Britain’s legal Industry brace for a no deal Brexit The UK is currently the second largest provider of legal services in the world and number one in Europe. But if a no deal Brexit goes ahead the future could be a lot less certain for Britain’s legal industry....

Hawsons Partners complete a-26 mile hike for charity

On the 27th July 2019 Hawsons partners David Owens, Paul Wormald, Scott Sanderson, Pete Wilmer and Craig Burton all took part in a 26-mile hike in the Peak District raising over £1,700 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan Cancer Support is a service that helps...

SRA Anti-Money Laundering Review

A recent review conducted by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) found that, in the SRA’s views, a significant amount of law firms are not doing enough to prevent money laundering.  The review of 59 practices did not highlight any evidence of actual money...

Charity Trustees Time Off for Duties Bill

Charity Trustees Time Off for Duties Bill

The Charity Trustees (Time Off for Duties) Bill 2017-2019 was introduced to parliament in March. This bill will allow charity trustees to take reasonable time off from their jobs to carry out the duties required of being a charity trustee. Under the existing law,...

Tax Rates 2019/2020

Tax Rates 2019/2020

  We have summarised the key rates and allowances which are fundamental to our business and personal lives. We are sure that you will find them a useful point of reference and have set out below a few examples of how they can be used. Personal tax rates As the UK...

Spring Statement 2019

Spring Statement 2019

Amidst all the Brexit debates, the Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his second Spring Statement on Wednesday 13 March 2019. In his speech the Chancellor provided an update on the economy and responded to the Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts. In addition...

Changes to the SRA handbook

Changes to the SRA handbook

The SRA is introducing a new handbook which includes the new code of conduct that will come into effect at some point in 2019, although the exact date still remains unconfirmed. In 2011, the launch of the SRA handbook welcomed some changes that altered the legal...

Government reveals contingency justice plans for no-deal Brexit

Government reveals contingency justice plans for no-deal Brexit

The Ministry of Justice has published a technical notice about its plan for civil judicial cooperation in the unlikely event of a no-deal Brexit. The UK currently abides by EU rules to decide which country courts hear civil, family and commercial law cases...

Transparency in price and service guidance

Transparency in price and service guidance

The SRA has published its guidance on what price and service information law firms must put on their website from 6 December 2018. The new rules were first announced in June 2018 and confirmed following Legal Services Board approval in August. The rules...

Changes on the horizon for PI cover

Changes on the horizon for PI cover

In March this year, the SRA published a consultation paper on its proposal to make some changes to compulsory professional indemnity insurance (PII) cover for solicitors. This is not the first time that changes to cover have been proposed by the SRA. In November 2014,...

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