Simon Peacock


Simon qualified as a solicitor in 1986 and since then has built up 36 years of experience in Matrimonial Law, Employment and Dispute Resolution.

Simon handles all aspects of Family Law including Separation and Divorce, financial issues, disputes concerning children, and unmarried couples. ​

In the field of dispute resolution he deals with both commercial and domestic civil litigation and contentious employment matters.

Simon is very conscious of the pressure that clients may be under and throughout his long career he had an empathetic approach, but at the same time strives to achieve the best outcome for his clients.

In his spare time Simon enjoys badminton, walking and even occasionally some jogging. He also enjoys quality time with his wife and children.​

Simon’s expertise covers:

  • Unfair Dismissal

  • Redundancy

  • Wrongful Dismissal

  • Discrimination on the grounds of age, gender, disability and ethnicity

  • Harassment

  • Settlement Agreements

  • Divorce ( Marriage and Civil Partnership Breakdown )

  • Financial aspects of the breakdown of Marriage

  • Issues relating to Children on breakdown

  • Cohabitation breakdown

  • Prenuptial and Cohabitation Agreements

  • Commercial disputes

  • Landlord and Tenant

  • Contested Wills and Probate

  • Debt

  • Consumer/Sale of Goods

  • Neighbours

  • Construction

  • Residential lettings/possession



Excellent service.

A very friendly, open and main speaking service.

Nothing hidden and no surprises. Communication was always quick.

Efficient with all they did and I highly recommend them.

5 stars for Initial Impression, Knowledge, Approachability, Value for Money, Services and Professionalism. 


Very open honest and straight forward solicitors.

No automated system, you get to speak to a human.


Good advice from Simon Peacock. 

Always helpful and very professional.

Highly recommend. 


Got in touch with Austin and Carnley following Citizens Advice’s recommendation.
I got in touch with Mr Peacock who was extremely professional in the way to approach a new client, calling me after my inquiry on the website for free. Thereafter detailing that he would deal with my issue for a fixed rate including one face to face meeting and letter.
My issue was an insurance claim following a road traffic collision that was unduly charged to me as the evidence provided to me clearly exonerated me.
I compiled on my side a dispute report that detailed the points I was contesting on their claim.

Mr Peacock welcomed me in person in a socially distanced 30 minutes interview during which we both agreed on the wording of the letter to send to the insurer.
Not even 24h after the letter was sent, I received an email from the insurer stating that the claim against me was withdrawn and all the fees that were unduly charged to me would be refunded to me in its entirety by the end of the week.

I would definitely recommend using Austin Carnley services if you have similar kind of issues, and especially Mr Peacock from my personal experience with him.


Simon Peacock acted for me with a complex employment issue, which I found incredibly stressful.

He was empathetic, responsive, thorough and pragmatic, advising me on the legal aspects which enabled me to negotiate a fair solution with my employer.

I highly recommend Simon for employment issues


I have been really pleased with the standard of service that I have received from their solicitor Simon Peacock.


He has guided me through quite a complex legal matter and resolved it ahead of schedule in a transparent and professional manner.I am extremely happy with the outcome and it has totally exceeded any expectations I had at the outset of this matter.


Whenever I have contacted Austin & Carnley I have found all of the staff, without exception, both courteous and helpful.


I really cannot recommend Simon and this firm highly enough.


Telephone: 01525 372140

Visit: Austin & Carnley Solicitors
Bridge House, Bridge Street,
Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1AH

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