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Simon is experienced in all aspects of property and landlord and tenant litigation acting for a wide range of clients including commercial and residential developers, national retailers, public and private companies, local authorities and educational establishments.
Simon regularly advises on matters including lease renewals (both opposed and unopposed), service charge disputes, rent arrears claims, claims for damages for interim and terminal dilapidations, advising in relation to easements and restrictive covenants and dealing with adverse possession and complex boundary claims. Simon also has expertise in the residential property sector and has regularly acted on behalf of residential landlords in possession claims.
His recent experience includes:
- providing strategic advice to a large property management company in relation to a purported termination of its right to occupy its headquarters and securing ongoing occupation that was vital to the operation of its business;
- advising a national UK retailer on all contentious aspects of a major restructuring of its property portfolio involving more than 80 stores nationwide;
- providing strategic advice in relation to rights of light issues affecting a proposed £30 million development;
- advising a national developer on restrictive covenants that potentially impacted on a multi-million pound residential development.
Simon worked in the financial services sector for a number of years before completing a law degree and the LPC at the College of Law, Guildford. Simon qualified as a solicitor at Paris Smith LLP in 2005. Following a move to the property litigation department at Bond Pearce he joined Shoosmiths as an associate in August 2012.