Simon is a Partner and heads the non-contentious construction team in our Construction department. He has over 27 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 office, hotels, retail, student accommodation and residential (both private rental sector (PRS) and prime residential) sectors.
Simon advises on construction procurement strategy and prepares and negotiates all forms of contractual construction documentation. He advises a number of property developers and investors including Delancey, Capital and Counties Properties plc (Capco), Commercial Estates Group (CEG), Mansford and AEW. Examples of Simon's relevant deals includes acting for Delancey and Qatari Diar in respect of the next phase of the development of the East Village, Stratford, acting for Fenton Whelan on a substantial mixed-use development in Bayswater and acting for Consolidated Development Limited on the redevelopment of a 185,000 sq ft site at St Giles Circus. Simon also acted for Helios Capital as funder on the construction and development aspect of Aldgate Tower.
On the contentious side, Simon has experience in resolving construction disputes via litigation, adjudication and mediation.
Simon is a member of the Society of Construction Law and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).