Simon has 15 years’ experience as a qualified non-contentious construction lawyer.
Simon’s work involves negotiating building contracts, bonds, guarantees, collateral warranties, professional appointments and the construction aspects of development agreements and agreements for lease. Clients include: developers, funds, contractors, housing associations, sub-contractors, local authorities, central government and defence related bodies, higher education institutions and other commercial companies with construction needs. A significant amount of Simon’s work is generated by companies based outside of the UK.
His project experience includes:
- the negotiation of the contracts and sub-contracts for 2 very high value pharmaceutical projects (and associated bonds and sub-contracts). These were based on IChemE process plant forms;
- city-centre developments of hotels, multi-storey car parking and student accommodation;
- a £50 million engine testing and welfare facility for a "household name" Formula 1 engine manufacturer;a very high value repair and maintenance contract relating to a Council's housing stock;
- 3 city centre re-developments on behalf of the relevant city councils;
Simon joined Shoosmiths as a Senior Associate in December 2016 having trained and worked at Wragge & Co LLP.
He was identified in Chambers & Partners as an “Associate to Watch”. Clients have described him as a “very good project manager, an excellent drafter and supremely meticulous” with a “huge knowledge of contract forms”.