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Simon is a Partner in the Real Estate Team.

Simon advises on property matters in both the private/commercial and public sector.

Experience

Private/Commercial:

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.

In the Leisure Sector, Simon has acted on hotel developments and also on numerous hotel acquisitions for a northern based operator.

Public Sector:

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 including on key strategic infrastructure projects.

What people say

  • A fantastically proactive and commercial property lawyer.

    Chambers & Partners

My insights

  • The coronavirus and commercial property owners and tenants

    Although the Government asked leisure and hospitality venues to close "as soon as they reasonably can" over the weekend pubs, restaurants and shops will still be hoping that emergency measures unveiled by the Chancellor, including a business rates holiday, will be enough to give the sector a lifeline through the coronavirus crisis.