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

Bank of England Update for Businesses and Households

Bank of England Update for Businesses and Households

Bank of England Update for Businesses and Households During this difficult time for businesses and households, the Bank of England has put together a list of sites where you can find the latest updates from the Government. The following has been circulated by the bank...

Hawsons Business Continuity Plan

Hawsons Business Continuity Plan

Hawsons Business Continuity Plan We are currently in the middle of what is now being referred to as a global pandemic. This is causing a significant amount of interruption for businesses globally and looks set to continue in the coming weeks and months. We have...

Legal Services and the future of the UK Economy

Legal Services and the future of the UK Economy

Legal Services and the future of the UK Economy The Law Society has recently pushed for Brexit negotiators to make legal services one of their priorities in upcoming trade discussions. This is after a recent report demonstrated that legal services put more money into...

Fundraising regulator publishes new guidance to help charities

Fundraising regulator publishes new guidance to help charities

Fundraising regulator publishes new guidance  On the 15th of January the fundraising regulator released new guidance to help charities with fundraising reporting requirements. This is because a recent analysis of 106 charity annual reports filed with the fundraising...

Charity Commission investigates after Accountants Report

Charity Commission investigates after Accountants Report

Charity Commission investigates after Accountants Report Yet another Charity has hit the headlines for alleged mismanagement. This time a Devon based charity has been reported by their accountant to the Charity Commission following an Independent Examination for...

HLB’s Inaugural survey of business leaders is now available

HLB’s Inaugural survey of business leaders is now available

During the last few months of 2019 Hawsons and many other firms helped HLB conduct a survey where they spoke to business leaders across the globe to gather their insights into the changing world of business as we enter a new decade. HLB The Global Advisory and...

What does charity finance have in store for 2020?

What does charity finance have in store for 2020?

What does charity finance have in store for 2020? Like most sectors across the UK, the charity sector is going to face a variety of challenges in 2020. At this moment in time a large majority of the problems are arising on the financial side. However, it’s not just a...

Charities and VAT

Charities and VAT

CHARITIES AND VAT It is wrong to assume that Charities get special VAT treatment, however, they do benefit from VAT relief on the purchase of some goods and services. They can also get a VAT exemption on income from fundraising events as long as certain conditions are...

UK Legal sector revenue increases

UK Legal sector revenue increases

UK Legal sector revenue increases  A report conducted by TheCityUK revealed that UK legal sector turnover increased by 6% year-on-year to £35.5bn. For the top 100 firms across the U.K revenue increased to £26.4bn in 2019 representing 8% growth, 80% of this was made by...

Hawsons makes history after 165 years in business

Hawsons Chartered Accountants is 165 years old Hawsons Chartered Accountants was founded in the city of Sheffield in 1854 – more than 25 years before the creation of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales – by Alfred Allott and John Hewett....

Bar pupil’s minimum wage set to increase

Bar pupil’s minimum wage set to increase

Bar pupil's minimum pay set to increase  From 1st January 2020 the minimum wage for a pupil barrister working for a chamber in London will be £18,866 a year, whereas outside London pupil barristers will receive a minimum of £16,322. The previous minimum wage was set...

New regulation for solicitors and legal services

New regulation for solicitors and legal services

New regulation for solicitors and legal services  On the 25th of November, new legal services regulation came into force. The new regulations will allow a solicitor to work for unregulated firms without a waiver. Furthermore, these new regulations enable solicitors to...

Charity Tax group launch a national survey on charity VAT relief

Charity Tax group launch a national survey on charity VAT relief

Charity Tax group launch a national survey on charity VAT relief The Charity Tax Group are launching a national survey on charity VAT relief. The group say the research will gather information on the amount of VAT relief claimed by UK charities, which they say will...

SRA Accounts Rules 2019

SRA Accounts Rules 2019

SRA Accounts Rules 2019 The SRA has just published a statement relating to residual balances that cannot be repaid under rule 2.5. of the new 2019 SRA Accounts Rules which become effective for all firms from 25 November. The statement can be accessed from the SRA...

Investment in Lawtech almost triples in two years to £62m

Investment in Lawtech almost triples in two years to £62m

Research conducted by Thomson Reuters and Legal Geek have found that in the past two years investment in the UK’s legal technology sector has nearly tripled as start-ups receive £61m in 2018. So far this year UK lawtech start-ups have received £62m, whereas in 2017...