Simon Whitfield

Call 2009

“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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Local Government and Social Housing

Simon advises numerous local authorities in relation to both commercial matters and regulatory issues. He also advises registered social landlords in relation to possession actions, anti-social behaviour orders and injunctions.

Simon is also a recognised expert in the field of non-domestic rating law. He regularly advises local authorities and payers on rating disputes and appears in both the Magistrates’ Courts and on appeals in the High Court.

Local Government & Social Housing Cases

Successfully pursuing for local authorities contested claims for Non-Domestic Rates Liability Orders.

Pursuing contested claims of local authorities for business rates where the occupiers claim charitable exemption

Advising a local authority in a dispute with a developer arising out of a s.106 Agreement.

Appearing for registered social landlords in possession claims and obtaining anti- social behaviour injunctions under the Housing Act 1996, and subsequent orders for committal for breach of injunction.

Obtaining Civil Restraint Orders against vexatious litigants.