Simon is head of the Property Services Team at Ward Hadaway.
Simon heads a team of property lawyers advising on property matters in both the private/commercial and public sector.
Simon has a broad range of experience in acting for clients in the investor, retail, leisure, industrial and agricultural and renewable energy sector. The work undertaken for such clients includes all aspects of landlord and tenant work, acquisition and disposal work (including of portfolios), portfolio/estate management work and development work.
In the area of commercial property finance, Simon acts or has acted for Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays, Allied Irish Bank, Yorkshire Bank, Santander and other commercial lending institutions in connection with their property finance instructions. Simon has a particular specialism in development finance into the healthcare sector.
He also acts for The Social Investment Business in respect of their lending to “third sector” organisations nationally including their funding of development projects.
Simon has advised NHS Trusts in respect of acquisitions and disposals of surplus land for development.
Simon has also acted for GPs in respect of their medical centre development projects.
He has also acted for local authorities in respect of North East LEP funded projects and on their funding of capital investment projects.
Simon has advised a number of local authorities on sale and acquisition instructions, landlord and tenant matters, estate management and development work.