Simon Gilbert-Kent is a lawyer in Maurice Blackburn’s Adelaide office and leads our financial advice disputes, and superannuation and insurance claims department within South Australia. Simon has previously been a lawyer in Maurice Blackburn's Melbourne and Sydney offices.
Simon holds a Bachelor of Laws from Deakin University, and before becoming a lawyer, worked in a paralegal capacity for Legal Aid Victoria, Legal Aid Indonesia, and since 2014, for the superannuation and insurance practice at Maurice Blackburn.
Simon also represents victims of irresponsible lending conduct, negligent financial planning and stockbroking advice, including through the CBA Open Advice Review Program, Macquarie Private Wealth and National Australia Bank compensation schemes.
“Seeing the utmost pure joy on our clients' faces when we reach a successful outcome for them makes me get up out of bed every day, knowing that even the smallest of victories can be a life changer for many of our clients,” says Simon.
“I’ve always had an innate passion for social justice and fairness and have been actively involved in various social justice committees and organisations for a long time. My principal at primary school always said that I would be a humanitarian lawyer one day!
“My experience working in human rights law in Indonesia and seeing the daily struggles that so many locals face that we here in Australia take for granted (clean water, general hygiene, etc) changed my whole outlook on life.
“Maurice Blackburn’s superannuation, insurance and financial advice disputes department was an inspired choice for me because I have admiration for the work the firm does through that department for major charitable organisations such as the MS Society and Leukaemia Foundation.”
Simon speaks fluent Bahasa Indonesian and French. He is a keen Geelong Cats supporter, loves cricket and surfing, and used to be in a band where he played piano and vocals.
Memberships & accreditations
- Law Society of South Australia member
- Australian Lawyers for Human Rights member
- Law Society New South Wales member
- Law Institute Victoria member
- Law Institute of Victoria Young Lawyers member