Vida Simpeh


Call: 2014 

‘Vida is an industrious junior.'

Legal 500 2024 - Inquests and Inquiries

Practice Summary

Vida has a mixed civil practice with a particular focus on Inquests and Inquiries,  Public and Administrative Law Education law and Regulatory and Professional Discipline.

She is a highly regarded junior and is particularly adept at dealing with legally and factually complex cases. She has considerable experience dealing with cases involving high volumes of evidence and analysis of complex documentation. She is well liked by both professional and lay clients for her approachability and calm manner under pressure. She is also known for her clear written advice and robust advocacy, both written and oral.  

Vida is ranked in the Legal 500 2023 as a leading junior for Inquests and Inquiries. She was awarded the Rising Star UK Diversity Legal Award (2019) which recognises exceptional lawyers at the beginning of their career who stand out both in terms of strong legal, business and client skills.

Aside from her practice, Vida is also committed to Pro Bono Work. She currently volunteers with Advocate and in her spare time mentors young people interested in pursuing a career at the Bar. She is also the founder of Inspiring Youth Achievement, a charity which aims to support and encourage young people to achieve their ambition.

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Inquiries and Inquests

Vida accepts instructions from families and interested parties involved in inquests. She also has experience representing core participants in Inquiries and has also been instructed as junior counsel to the Inquiry.

Vida is instructed for a core participant on the Undercover Policing Inquiry and as junior counsel to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

She is ranked as a leading junior by the Legal 500 2023 for Inquest and Inquiries..

Administrative & Public Law

Vida accepts instructions in a wide range of contexts in judicial review. She acts for claimants, defendants and interested parties. Vida has experience advising claimants on potential judicial review claims.


Vida accepts instructions in all areas of education law. She has experience representing both local authorities and parents at the Special Educational and Disability Tribunal. She also has experience representing parents in school exclusion cases and students facing disciplinary action from the University.

Regulatory, Professional Discipline & Business Crime

Vida accepts instructions in all areas of regulatory law. She has particular expertise in cases relating to healthcare professionals. She represents both registered professionals facing fitness to practice proceedings and regulatory bodies.

She completed a 6 month secondment, during which she presented cases on behalf of the HCPC.

Prior to joining Chambers, Vida was at a leading criminal set and successfully represented clients in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal both as led junior and in her own right. Her background in criminal law makes her adept at dealing with regulatory cases involving elements of criminal law.   

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