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Simon Dhillon

Head of Crime (Derby)

Criminal Defence

Simon Dhillon is an Associate Solicitor and forms part of our national criminal defence team, heading up our Derby office. He was named by Legal 500 as a 'Recommended Lawyer' in the East Midlands for general crime in their 2022 rankings.

More about Simon

I’m passionate and enthusiastic about defending my client’s rights from the police station through to the higher courts. I pride myself on being approachable and having the ability to deal with all forms of crime in a personable and professional manner.

I began my legal career at Cartwright King in 2006. I have worked my way up from paralegal to an associate – Head of Department at our Derby office. I qualified with Higher rights of audience in 2013 and spend the majority of my time leading the fight in the Magistrates Court. I manage a team of lawyers ensuring that our department maintains its strong reputation for success.

Over the years I have established a real expertise in serious offences involving sexual offences, drugs conspiracies and violent crimes. I have a meticulous approach to all cases ensuring that no stone is left unturned in order to achieve the best possible outcome. My upbringing and education within the Criminal Justice system provides an advantage in understanding cases throughout each stage. I have spent years in the police stations, and have undertaken countless trials in the Magistrates courts whilst maintaining a case load at the Crown Court.

My clients’ needs and objectives always come first. Our clients place their trust in our ability to defend them. I enjoy advocacy and speaking up for my client’s no matter the predicament

I work at Cartwright King because it is a forward thinking firm which has shown over the years its adaptability to the ever changing crime landscape. The firm is centred on providing the best possible service for a client.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing football and golf whilst also socialising with friends. I’m also a family man – wife and two children.

Recent Experience

I am currently involved in a serious national drugs conspiracy that involves the use of encrypted devices namely encrochat. Leading case which will test the admissibility of evidence secured from outside the UK.

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Peat House, 5 Stuart St, Derby, DE1 2EQ

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