Simon is a Partner and co-heads the non-contentious construction team in our Construction group. He has over 30 years' experience in the sector, initially as a chartered surveyor and then as a lawyer. He acts for developers, property owners, funders, contractors, consultants and sub-contractors and has particular expertise in the following sectors: residential (both private rental sector (PRS) and prime residential for high net worth private clients), hotels, student accommodation, office (in particular flexible work spaces) and distribution centres.
Simon advises on construction procurement strategy and prepares and negotiates all forms of contractual construction documentation. He advises a number of property development and investment companies including QDD, Delancey, Capco, Brookfield, Fizzy Living, The Office Group, WPP, UBS, Allianz and AEW.
Examples of Simon's relevant deals includes acting for QDD in respect of the ongoing development of the East Village in Stratford, east London, acting for Allianz/AEW in respect of distribution centres around the UK, and acting for Thamesbank Developments in respect of a mixed-use hotel, student accommodation and retail scheme in Plymouth.
Simon is a member of the Society of Construction Law and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). He is also recognised as a Leading Individual in Legal 500. Legal 500 2021 notes that Simon is "an excellent representative of the practise. Very pragmatic and commercial advice."