Dr Simon Daniels is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, with many years’ experience in criminal and civil litigation, most notably in international merchant shipping and civil aviation. He has brought his professional background to the academic field, as senior lecturer in Maritime Law at Southampton Solent University, where he manages the dedicated law units at Warsash Maritime Academy as well as the BSc (Hons) Marine Operations Management, which has recently been extended in a project taking the course to Hong Kong.
Simon has a particular interest in the field of the criminalisation of the Ship’s Master which harnesses his professional career to his background in the maritime industry and in 2012 was awarded a PhD for his thesis: The Criminalisation of the Ship’s Master. A new approach for the new millennium.
He has written a number of papers on current law, in subjects associated with corporate accountability, and has delivered conference speeches on the new Maritime Labour Convention. Having an interest in maritime history, he has also carried out substantial research into the era of the extreme clippers which competed for the prizes in the China Tea Races.
In October 2005, Simon was admitted to Freedom of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators. In 2006 he was made a Freeman By Redemption of the City of London.