Simon Whitfield

Call 2009

whitfield@exchangechambers.co.uk

“Simon is very pragmatic and easy to deal with, and he responds very quickly and gets to the heart of issues with minimal fuss.”

Chambers and Partners 2022
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Property and Planning

Simon has a growing property and planning practice. He adopts a practical, pragmatic, commercial approach.

Property & Planning Cases

Acting in contested numerous possession proceedings for various banks.

Pursuing through to trial a possession claim of a Bank where the claim raised novel points concerning unregistered interests. Permission granted to appeal to the Court of Appeal.

Resisting for a secured lender an application by the borrower for an injunction to restrain the appointment of fixed charge receivers – Houssein v London Credit Limited [2021] WL 01911016.

Acting for local authorities in claims under the Building Act 1984 concerning dangerous structures.

Advising a client concerning a contested easement/right of way.

Appearing for the Defendants at a 5 day trial concerning the demolition of a listed building – Peel v Eckersall (13 May 2021).

Acting for a housing provider in successfully pursuing an application against a managing agent for pre-action disclosure and dealing with the subsequent appeal before the Vice-Chancellor – Livv Housing Group v Shap Limited (20 April 2021).

Advising a landlord on the meaning and interpretation of break clauses in a lease.

Advising a number of management companies and tenants of housing blocks concerning liabilities for remedial works following the Grenfell Tower disaster.