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Simone Bowman

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.

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Simone's Experience

Called in 2015


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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 is a Lincoln's Inn Ethics and Advocacy Tutor to Bar and Pupil Students. She is regularly asked to provide in-house training to junior solicitors and paralegals on best practices for preparing cases from instructions to final hearings. 

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. 

Simone has a thriving Caribbean practice and 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.

Simone has an extensive Caribbean practice and can be instructed to provide local Caribbean expert reports for local authorities and private indviduals on reciprocal laws throughout the Caribbean in family, property, inheritance and other areas of law by request.  She provides seminars to solicitors across England and Wales on the law and procedure for dealing with reciprocal cross-jurisdiction Caribbean matters.

Regulatory & Disciplinary Law

Simone provides representation of prisoners at adjudications and Parole Board Hearings with a broad exposure to sensitive  matters touching on misconduct, human rights, discrimination, civil actions against the police and prison governors and the Ministry of Justice. Simone can also be instructed to draft and settle pleadings and applications for defendants.

Professional Discipline 

Simone has experience in misconduct hearings for professionals facing disciplinary hearings and accepts instructions in both gross misconduct hearings and accelerated hearings. She presently assists as a Case Presenter for the Nursing and Midwifery Council.


In addition to her early career experience in civil actions against the MOJ and deaths in police custody, Simone accepts instructions to appear on behalf of interested parties in inquests and pre inquest review hearings

Recent inquests include:

  • LJ [2024] – acted on behalf of a bereaved Mother in a case of a premature baby death following discharge from an NHS Trust.
Memberships & Advisory
  • Resolution
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Institute of Regulation
  • Commonwealth Lawyers Association

Bar Admissions

  • 2017 Jamaica, Barbados
  • 2018 St Kitts & Nevis
  • 2019 Guyana
  • 2021 St Lucia
  • 2022 Antigua, Grenada
Case Profile
  • Kelroy Hazel v AG of St. Kitts
  • Williams V AG of St. Kitts Claim No.SKBHCV2019/0132 
  • Crossley & Thomas v AG of St Kitts & Nevis Claim No. SKBHCV201 
  • Hortswood v AG of St Kitts & Nevis Claim No. SKBHCV2016/0134   
Privacy Policy

1. This is a privacy notice that describes how, why and for how long I will process or keep your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’).
2. The GDPR governs how an individual’s personal data is used, and your rights in relation to that data.
3.  I, Simone Bowman, have been instructed by you or your litigation friend (usually a parent), through your solicitor or agent, or via the Bar Pro Bono Unit.
4.  It is necessary for me to process your personal data in order for me to provide you with legal services, for example:

  • Advise on the prospects of litigation;
  • Advise on the value of your claim;
  • Representation at a court hearing;
  • Representation at trial;
  • Advise, review or comment on legal issues or evidence.

5. Processing means anything done to data such as: recording, organising, adapting, altering, copying, consulting, transmitting, combining, erasing or storing it.

6.The processing for the purposes listed above will take place in accordance with either Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, depending on how you instructed me.

7. If you have instructed me on a direct access basis, or engaged a solicitor (or legal agent), to assist you in bringing or defending a claim then the processing is necessary to perform a contract to which you are a party (Article 6(1)(b) GDPR). To give effect to that contract (i.e. to bring a claim) it is necessary for me to process your personal data for litigation purposes.

8. If I am assisting you on a pro bono basis, it will be necessary for me to seek your consent to be able to represent you (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR). In this scenario, you will be sent a consent form.

Recipients of your data

9.  I may also be required to share your data with others, depending on the nature of your case. This may include:

(i)  Courts and other tribunals to whom documents are presented;

(ii) Your solicitors, or agent representing you, through whom I have been instructed;

(iii) Potential witnesses, experts and other persons involved in the case;

(iv) Solicitors, barristers, or other legal representatives;

(v) Ombudsman and regulatory authorities;

(vi) Education and examining bodies; and

(vii) Current, past or prospective employers.

Special Categories of Data

10.  In some cases I will have been given your personal data that is within the ‘special categories’ of data described in GDPR Article 9(1). For example, personal data that reveals your race, ethnicity, sexual preferences, political or religious beliefs, trade union membership or health. There are also restrictions for processing information regarding criminal convictions.

11. This type of personal data will only be processed where it is necessary in order to represent you in your legal claim, or advise on the prospects of a legal claim.


12. I will retain your personal data for no longer than is necessary, and where it is possible, I will anonymise your data.

13. How long your personal data is kept will depend on a number of factors. The retention period will be reviewed when the service I am providing you with is complete. However in general, I am obliged by the Bar Code of Conduct to retain records of my cases, and by HM Revenue and Customs to retain records for 6 years.

14. Once your case has concluded and fees have been paid, I shall retain only the personal data necessary for the following purposes:

(i) The legal and professional obligation to retain information relating to my cases;

(ii) To check for any potential conflict of interests that may arise in the future when I am instructed on other cases;

(iii) For use in the defence of potential complaints, legal proceedings or fee disputes;

(iv) To refer back to in future cases which raise similar legal, factual, or procedural issues.

15. The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14 (ii), (iii), and (iv) above, will take place in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. That is, for the purposes of legitimate interests that are not outweighed by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.

16. The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14(i) above, will take place in accordance with Article 6(1)(c) GDPR. That is, the processing is necessary for me to comply with a legal obligation. 

Your Rights

17. Where processing of your personal data was based on your consent (see paragraphs 6 and 8) you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

18. Withdrawal of your consent to process such data will most likely mean that I am no longer able to provide you with the legal services you seek.

19. You may request confirmation that your personal data is being processed by me and details about the personal data, the source, the processing, the purposes of the processing, the recipients and the retention period.

20. You may request a copy of your personal data that is being processed by me. You may also request rectification (i.e. correction) where there are inaccuracies in the personal data.

21. You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time, to processing of your personal data in paragraph 14 of this privacy notice. Should you object, the processing will only continue where there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests. 

22. Where the processing or retention of your data is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, it will not be possible to object. 

23. You have the right to request that your personal data is erased where any of the following apply:

(i) The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;

(ii) You withdraw your consent where the basis of processing was based on consent and where there is no other ground for the processing;

(iii) Where your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests override the legitimate interests of processing in paragraph 14;

(iv) The personal data has been unlawfully processed; or

(v) The personal data have to be erased to comply with a legal obligation.

24. You have the right to request that your personal data is restricted from processing, so that it is simply stored, for the following reasons: as an alternative to deletion; so that it can be corrected; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; to verify if a legitimate ground exists (paragraph 14).

25. Where it is necessary to correct your personal data, or you have requested the restriction or erasure of your personal data, I shall endeavour to contact the recipients of the personal data, unless this involves disproportionate effort. 


26. I take appropriate physical and technical procedures to safeguard your personal data to prevent it from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way. 

Complaints or Queries

27. If you have any questions regarding this privacy notice, or how I use your personal data please email me: mailto:, or my clerks: telephone 01823 247 247.

28. I shall aim to respond as soon as possible, and within 30 days.

29. You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) if you believe I have not handled your request in an appropriate manner. For information on contacting the ICO please go to:

Simone's Testimonials

A formidable advocate who supports the advancement of Justice, promoting the Rule of Law & the benefits of Dispute  Resolution.

“An Innovative barrister highly effective at developing creative case strategies and writing persuasive briefs. Confident in high level research and excellent use of winningtechniques and preparation to ensure success in her cases & court hearings”   



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