Simon is a real estate partner who specialises in advising corporate occupiers on their strategic and specific real estate requirements. He has many years experience in acting on acquisitions, developments, disposals, re-organisations and project work for major corporate entities.
Simon also leads the Shoosmiths real estate business. The real estate practice group comprises over 250 people and advises all clients in all sectors and real estate disciplines. The team is recognised as one of the largest in the UK, attracting work from leading real estate companies, funders, major UK companies and public sector organisations.
Recent experience includes:-
- advising UK convenience retailer on all aspects of estate management including critical date management, lease regears, renewals and disposals;
- advising food retailer on acquisition programme comprising development sites, going concern acquisitions and freehold and leasehold transactions;
- advising administrator in relation to the sale of a portfolio of 100+ properties;
- advising UK retailer in relation to portfolio restructure including disposals, regears, variations, rent payment arrangements and insolvent restructuring.
Simon has been a partner at Shoosmiths since 2005 having joined from Eversheds. He is identified as a leader in his field by both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.
LLB (Hons) ( University of Birmingham )