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  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.