Simon Leach


Simon advises owners and occupiers of land on contentious and non-contentious issues. He has over 20 years' experience of advising on agricultural tenancy matters, as well as professional negligence claims and farm partnership disputes. From 2001, Simon was at the forefront of claims by farmers against the government arising out of the foot-and-mouth crisis.

Simon also delivers training for professionals who act as expert witnesses, having devised and developed an expert witness training course for chartered surveyors.

After studying law at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth and at Wolfson College, Cambridge, Simon qualified as a barrister and was called to the Bar in 1985. He re-qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and has higher rights of audience, enabling him to appear as an advocate before any court. Simon worked in the agriculture team at Burges Salmon from 1988 before co-founding Loxley in 2007.

Recognised by Chambers & Partners as a "highly practical and pragmatic litigator with the most exceptional client management", Simon is a member of the Agricultural Law Association, the Property Litigation Association and the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association. His is a contributor to Scammell and Densham's Law of Agricultural Holdings (9th ed).

Simon can be contacted on 01453 700622 or by email to