Simon Rochester

Job Title

Senior Adviser


BA (Hons), Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice


Simon is a Solicitor and Senior Adviser in the HR & Legal Team at EEF’s Gateshead office. Since joining EEF in 2007 Simon has provided strategic level advice and support to CEOs, managing directors, senior managers and HR professionals.

He represents EEF clients during the employment tribunal process. This includes providing representation in pre-claim and early conciliation - right through to ACAS stages. He regularly appears at tribunals.

Simon also provides EEF's settlement agreement service - aiding clients through all stages of the process, including helping to create drafts, negotiating with other legal representatives and finalising any agreements.

Simon obtained an Honours degree in Law and Accountancy before completing his legal studies at the College of Law, York. He qualified as a Solicitor in 1999 and then became an Associate Solicitor with an established firm of Solicitors in Teesside, where he specialised in Commercial/Civil Litigation and Employment Law. He is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

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