Simon is the 175th president of the Law Society of England and Wales and a senior litigator at the London office of Clifford Chance.
Simon succeeded president Christina Blacklaws.
During the presidential year 2019/20, Simon's main priorities are:
1. Promoting the role of solicitors in upholding the rule of law2. Sustaining an open profession and jurisdiction3. Building a top-class profession in which all solicitors, whether they work in a firm or in-house, offer the best services to their client
Read the full presidential plan
Over the weekend, the lord chancellor confirmed that the government's proposals to raise fees charged for a grant of probate have been officially scrapped.
Law Society vice president, Simon Davis, responds to a consultation on serious misconduct reporting by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
The Queen's Speech announced 26 pieces of legislation for the next parliamentary session, with crime emerging as a domestic priority for the government.
An international coalition of legal professional bodies has urged the immediate release of Nasrin Sotoudeh almost a year after she was sentenced in Iran.
Law Society president Simon Davis said: "Today's Supreme Court ruling is a vital expression of the checks and balances that exist in our democracy".
Solicitors' leaders today made an urgent plea to incoming prime minister to put the criminal justice system at the heart of the priorities of his administration.
Simon Davis has taken office as the 175th president of the Law Society of England and Wales today in a ceremony at Chancery Lane, London.
Law Society president Simon Davis spoke at the swearing in of the lord chancellor, Robert Buckland QC MP, on 30 July at the Royal Courts of Justice.
Cutting back mandatory professional indemnity insurance for solicitors would be bad for partners, law firm employees and clients alike.
The Law Society and Solicitors Regulation Authority have agreed to establish the SRA as a distinct legal entity within the Law Society Group.