Simon is a specialist property practitioner. Described in The Legal 500 guide as an ‘excellent advocate’, Simon relishes all forms of advocacy and is a very experienced trial advocate. He is widely recognised as a specialist in leasehold management, forfeiture and service charge cases.
Simon is frequently instructed across the full range of real property disputes, including landlord and tenant issues of adverse possession, restrictive covenants, land registration and easements. He regularly advises on a wide range of issues arising out of development agreements, including joint venture agreements, options and overage, as well as on issues at the intersection of property and insolvency law. Simon has advised and appeared in numerous professional negligence claims connected to property transactions.
His clients include developers, land owners, financial institutions, leasehold management companies, ground rent investment companies, local authorities, Right to Manage companies, LPA receivers and surveyors.
Landlord & Tenant:
-Service charges / residential management
-Breaches of covenant
-Development and Party Walls
"He has a very sharp intellect and a deep understanding of the property industry."
"An excellent advocate and especially ablve to provide succinct and commercially viable advice."
"He has unquestionable knowledge regarding property matters, and is proactive and very user-friendly"
"He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of residential landlrod and tenant work"
“Very accessible and highly knowledgeable on service charge procedures and defences”
The Legal 500
Secretary of the Property Bar Assocation 2017-present
Public pledge signals leasehold reform, Estates Gazette (16/4/19)
A treatise in defence of ground rents, Estates Gazette (24/5/18)
Costs recovery for Tribunal Claims, RICS Property Journal (May 2017)
Saving heartache and expense on leasehold repairs, Solicitors Journal (15 September 2014)
Treat landowners equally, Law Society Gazette (2013), September 16, 10 (squatting/ commercial property).