Simon Whitfield

Call 2009

whitfield@exchangechambers.co.uk

“He is approachable, knowledgeable, gives clear advice and makes himself available within a short period of time, which is very helpful.”

Chambers and Partners 2021
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Practice Overview

Simon was called to the Bar in 2009 having previously been a partner at international law firm Squire Patton Boggs. His experience at a leading law firm gives him a unique insight into cases, and he adopts a practical, pragmatic, commercial approach.

His commercial practice includes contractual disputes, interpretation of contractual provisions, sale of goods, injunctive relief and enforcement of judgments.

Highly regarded for his construction practice, he advises on all aspects of the process from procurement through the whole project life-cycle. He has experience of the traditional standard forms of contract, bespoke agreements, PFI and PPP. He is a TECBAR accredited adjudicator.

Allied to his construction work, Simon frequently acts for and against professionals in professional negligence claims. He also undertakes insolvency work covering both corporate and personal insolvency.

Simon is a recognised expert on non-domestic (or business) rating law.  He regularly appears in Magistrates’ Courts on contested liability order applications as well as in the High Court on appeals – either by way of case stated or judicial review.

A keen supporter of ADR, Simon has acted for clients in many mediations, expert determinations and early neutral evaluations. He also accepts appointments as a mediator.

Simon regularly lectures on up to date legal issues to clients and to students on the Bar Professional Training Course. He is also licensed to accept instructions on a direct access basis.