A respected leader, philanthropist and lawyer; Simon Creek has become an influential public figure in Perth. As HHG Legal Group Managing Director and Special Counsel, he is frequently invited to feature on Channel 9 News and 6PR Radio to provide his expert legal perspective on current and trending issues.
In May 2017, Simon received the Law Society 2017 Lawyer of the Year Award. This prestigious award recognises practitioners who have made a significant contribution to the legal profession in Western Australia. Simon received this award in recognition of his charitable arm through the HHG Giving Back initiative which commits substantial financial and in kind support to Hagar Australia (a NGO fighting the trafficking of women and children in Afghanistan, Cambodia & Vietnam), Fresh Start (a program to help drug users and their families recover from drug dependence) and Path of Hope (a foundation offering assistance and resources to women experiencing family violence).
HHG Giving Back also sponsors two initiatives to bolster support for those in need. First, HHG Giving Back sponsors the launch of free legal advice clinics in West Perth, Mandurah and Albany. Appointments are 15 minutes, free of charge and run by award winning volunteer lawyers. Secondly, HHG Giving Back has set up an email helpline for victims of domestic violence and another worsening community problem – elder abuse. The email address firstname.lastname@example.org is for anyone who needs generic information about their options and when they should contact the Police.
Simon’s leadership of the HHG Legal Group pro bono legal advice clinics across WA, board role at Hagar International (an NGO fighting the trafficking of women and children), his role as Managing Director of HHG Legal Group, the outstanding results of his 12 lawyer strong family law team and his leadership of HHG Giving Back under which HHG supports 3 key charities, are just some of the initiatives honoured by this award.
Simon has also been recognised for the below awards:
- WA Business News: 40under40 Winner 2008
- WA Business News: Rising Stars Award 2010
- Australian Law Awards: Finalist Legal Innovator of the Year 2015
- Australian Law Awards: Finalist Managing Partner / Director of the Year 2015/2016
- Legal’s Finest: 2015 – 2017 Recommended Family Law Expert
- Global Law Expert: 2015 – 2017 Family Law