Simon has a well earned reputation as an outstanding litigator and is respected throughout the profession. He is consulted by some of Australia’s most successful businesses, families and individuals for his strategic advice.

Simon has established a thriving commercial litigation practice and has secured exceptional results for the firm’s clients in all major jurisdictions. Simon practices principally in the area of Commercial Litigation and carefully guides his clients through the dispute resolution process in a considered and tactical manner. He has established an excellent working relationship with some of Australia’s leading barristers and has run and won a number of cases that have created legal precedents.

His cases have included highly complex property, partnership, contract and insolvency disputes. Simon likes challenging situations and is pleased to say that he cannot even relate to the concept of a “too hard” basket.

Simon has extensive experience in insolvency matters and has successfully managed both corporate and personal insolvency cases for liquidators and selected private clients of the firm.

Additionally, Simon also practices in the area of employment law and has acted for both employers and employees in this important area. Drafting and reviewing employment contracts and providing advice and legal representation in relating to termination of employment are two areas in which Tisher Liner FC Law are regularly engaged.

Simon believes that successful litigation depends upon attention to detail, good communication skills and the best presentation of the facts of a case. He also considers that effective use of the Court process requires the tactical application of pressure upon the other side.

Simon encourages alternative dispute resolution techniques including Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration. Such measures form an integral part of modern case management in all Courts and Tribunals and often make good commercial sense.

In order to ensure the best client service and outcomes, Simon likes to meet with clients at the start of a case to discuss the client’s goals and desired outcomes.

Simon’s interests include the latest technical gadgets, trivia, contemporary art, major sporting events and the Great Ocean Road. Simon is married to Skye and they have three boys.

Sue the bastards
- Author Unknown (As found on sign hanging in Simon's office)

Qualifications & Industry Memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws/Economics, Monash University, 1994
  • Accredited Commercial Litigation Specialist, 2006
  • Member of Law Institute of Victoria

Articles by this author

View All
Employment Law / Litigation & Dispute Resolution / Intellectual Property

Dude, Where’s my Business? High Court Delivers Warning to Employees and Competitors who engage in Dishonest Conduct to Get Ahead in the Game

The case of Ancient Foresters in Victoria Friendly Society Limited v Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society Limited [2018]...
Read More
Technology and Start Ups / Litigation & Dispute Resolution / Privacy Laws & Trading Terms

High Court Finds Google’s Search Engine has the Capacity to Defame

For many years, Google has claimed that its search engine has no capacity to defame Effectively, Google has argued that...
Read More
Employment Law

Why (most) Post-Employment Restraints are Illegal

What is the relevance of this to post employment restraints Post employment restraints, without proper limitations,...
Read More
Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Who Says that Compliance with a Subpoena Cannot be Profitable?

Subpoenas can be profitable, but this often comes at a price A party issuing a subpoena must usually pay the...
Read More
Employment Law / Business Law

The Unsigned Employment Contract | Binding Agreement or Meaningless Piece of Paper?

Employers prepare such documents and present them to prospective employees at the commencement of the employment...
Read More
Business Law

Michael Caine’s Terrific House and Contracts for the Supply of Services

Mr Caine clearly had a good lawyer representing him A business paying for services needs to have appropriate...
Read More
Employment Law

How Flexible is Your Business?

Certain employees, such as new parents and carers, have the right to request flexible working arrangements under the...
Read More
Property & Development / Family Law / Insolvency

The house belongs to my spouse! – but does it really?

No! A spousal transfer, typically done for “natural love and affection”, whilst exempt from stamp duty, may not...
Read More
Employment Law

How to handle dating in your workplace

Having a well-developed and documented framework for dealing with workplace relationships is essential and provides...
Read More
Litigation & Dispute Resolution / Commercial Contracts & Agreements / Business Law

Handshake Agreements and the 100 million dollar bar coaster – Why it pays to speak to a litigator

In 2006 our firm successfully enforced an agreement between shareholders in an unlisted company based on nothing more...
Read More
Employment Law

Employees and Contractors – Knowing the Difference

Understanding whether an individual is an employee or an independent contractor will have ramifications on the...
Read More
Personal Property Securities / Insolvency

Central Cleaning appeal decision clarifies law relating to trading terms.

The Court of Appeal has overturned the 2014 case of Central Cleaning Supplies (Aust) Pty Ltd v Elkerton [2014] VSC 61...
Read More