Simon joined chambers in 2009, having previously been a solicitor since 1992 and a partner at an international law firm.
The Legal 500 Directory notes “Clients single out Simon Whitfield as being “competent”…”capable”…”knowledgeable” and “highly regarded for contentious work””. He is quoted in Chambers Directory as “…known for his expertise in complex contentious matters”. Chambers also ranks Simon in its “Leaders In Their Field” Directory.
Simon’s practice covers the following areas;
* Complex commercial disputes
* Construction, Engineering & Projects
* Statutory and contractual adjudications
* PFI and Regeneration
* Housing including: possession actions, demotion claims, disrepair, anti-social
behaviour orders and injunctions
* Alternative Dispute Resolution (mediation, expert
* Professional negligence
* Banking, Finance and Factoring
Simon also accepts appointments as a Mediator and Adjudicator.
CALLED TO THE BAR
2009; Simon qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and was a partner at an international law firm before transferring to the Bar.
MA (Cambridge), Law Society Finals at Chester College of Law, Hong Kong SAR PRC Overseas Lawyers Qualification Examination.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
All aspects of complex contractual disputes, interpretation of contractual
provisions and enforcement of judgments.
Construction, Engineering & Projects;
Experienced in all aspects of the construction process.
Acts for contractors,employers, funders, developers and
professionals. He has advised on the procurement of
projects through PFI and PPP in the UK and DBFO
projects internationally.He regularly appears in
adjudications and accepts appointments as adjudicator.
Appears in the TCC and arbitrations.
Dealing with all aspects of ADR, acting for parties in
mediation. He also accepts appointments as mediator.
In particular in relation to construction professionals
including architects, engineers and quantity surveyors as
well as professional negligence generally.
Administrations and liquidations of companies and
Property and Housing;
Landlord and tenant disputes, possession actions on
behalf of lenders and landlords (private and social),
injunctive relief including ASBO injunctions, boundary
disputes and the construction of trusts.
Banking and finance;
All aspects of secured lending as well as factoring
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
The Adjudication Society
The Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association
The Northern Chancery Bar Association