Simon Ward



Simon has had extensive experience in civil litigation, common law, insurance law, professional indemnity, product liability, health law and regulation, media law and defamation, and sports law over 25 years’ of practice.

He acts for corporate clients and a number of insurers, including the Western Australian, Victorian and Tasmanian CTP insurers in motor vehicle injury claims. He acts as both Counsel and Solicitor. He acts in health practitioner regulation for the National Regulator and the respective health professional practice Boards.

Additionally, Simon has advised a number of National and South Australian newspapers and has been involved in the defence of claims brought against them and has an extensive ongoing practice in defamation acting for individuals and private entities and politicians.

Simon was Deputy Chairman of Thoroughbred Racing SA Limited between October 2010 and October 2018, the controlling authority for Thoroughbred Racing in South Australia and has long acted for that controlling authority in relation to legal issues in relation to the conduct of thoroughbred racing in SA.

Simon was Managing Partner of Piper Alderman between 1994 and 2006.



‘Simon Ward in my opinion has ‘no peer’ in relation to his working knowledge of the CTP scheme in South Australia. Clear and concise advices are provided well in advance of internal requirements and never fail in accuracy or appropriateness. Knowledge, patience and an unflappable nature make Simon Ward a pre-eminent provider in relation to CTP work in South Australia.’
Client Testimony: Transport Accident Commission – Senior Claims Coordinator


Best Lawyers Award Badge

  • Best Lawyers in  Australia – Defamation and Media Law “Lawyer of the Year” (Adelaide, AU) – 2022 edition
  • Best Lawyers in Australia – Recognised for Defamation and Media Law (Adelaide, AU) – Since 2012 edition
  • Best Lawyers in Australia – Recognised for Litigation (Adelaide, AU) – Since 2012 edition
  • The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific – Recommended for Media & Entertainment – 2015


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