Name:
Simone Bowman
Year of Call:
2015
Inn:
Lincoln’s Inn
Area of Expertise:
Family
Civil
Caribbean Property, Family and Constitutional Law
Practice Summary
  • Private Children
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Financial Remedies
  • Pre Nup agreements
  • Caribbean Law
Introduction
Simone Bowman has worked in legal practice for over 20 years starting as a paralegal in civil actions against the police and prison authorities. She qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and worked for 7 years as Supervising Solicitor at the Legal Advice Centre (University House) Bethnal Green. Simone is a passionate advocate who uses her strong analytical skills and attentive preparation to achieve the best results for her lay clients.

Family Law

Simone has vast experience with disputes relating to complex child arrangements, domestic and sexual abuse allegations as well as parental alienation. She also accepts instructions for occupation and non molestation orders. Simone is proficient in matrimonial finance cases as well as property trusts disputes. Simone also accepts instructions relating to child maintenance, welfare benefit and council tax disputes. 

Simone is regularly asked to provide in house training to junior solicitors and paralegals on best practices for preparing cases from instructions to final hearings as well the law and procedure for dealing with cross jurisdiction Caribbean related matters.

Caribbean Law

Simone is a practising Attorney at Law in various islands in the Caribbean. In 2017, during completion of her Post Graduate Certificate of Legal Education from the Norman Manley Law School, University of West Indies, she trained with the esteemed Lord Anthony Gifford KC, a Jamaican based Attorney at Law. She accepts instructions to represent overseas clients with issues arising from breaches of Attorney’s professional ethics, constitutional laws, Inheritance Act and land dispute transactions. Please see below cases where she was leading Counsel and led by Queen’s Counsel.

Notable Cases
  • Hortswood v AG of St Kitts & Nevis Claim No. SKBHCV2016/0134
  • Williams V AG of St Kitts Claim No. SKBHCV2019/0132
  • Direct Access
    Simone is Direct Access accredited and can assist members of the public directly on this basis. If you wish to instruct Simone, please contact clerks@stapleinn.co.uk.
    Mediation
    In 2013, Simone qualified as a Civil and Commercial Mediator with the London School of Mediation. She is passionate about resolving and settling disputes. Due to the demand of Simone’s mediation practice, she is regularly instructed to mediate on international family, financial disputes and contentious probate matters.
    Trainer
    • Advocacy and Ethics tutor at Lincoln’s Inn
    • In house trainer best practices & professional ethics
    Memberships
    • Resolution
    • Family Law Bar Association
    • Commonwealth Lawyers Association
    Bar Admissions
    • 2017 Jamaica, Barbados
    • 2018 St Kitts & Nevis
    • 2019 Guyana
    • 2021 St Lucia
    • 2022 Antigua, Grenada