Simon is Nottingham Law School's LLM Programme Leader and specialises in Sports Law. Before joining Nottingham Law School he was a Research Associate at the Centre for Study of Sport and Law at Kings College, University of London. He also spent three years working as a part of the International Sports Law Centre at Anglia Law School, Anglia Ruskin University.
Simon teaches a number of modules on the LLM Sports Law and also supervises PhD students. His research interests include Sports Law and it's relation to the European Union, the regulation of sports governing bodies, sports arbitration, legal aspects of Doping and the World Anti-Doping Agency and international sports law.
Simon has published work on a wide range of sports law topic and has provided expert comment to local, national and international press on news stories such as footballer John Terry's racism trial, Fabio Capello's resignation as England manager, and the 2012 takeover of Nottingham Forest Football Club.
Simon has also been awarded a grant and Joao Havelange Scholarship by the CIES (International Centre for Studies in Sport – University of Neuchatel in association with FIFA) for research relating to the legitimate limits of legal intervention in football.