"Excellent responsiveness and great to deal with. Simon is diligent and commercial."
Duncan Walkerex-Helical Plc
"Simon has always offered honest, straightforward and direct advice that as a growing business we found thoroughly enabling. Proactive and cutting to the points that matter, Simon has always risen to the many challenges and provided workable solutions. He has also always been generous with his network to the real benefit of our business."
Nick RobinsonDirector, Expresso Property Limited
"Simon has the most fantastic innate intelligence that inspires confidence in his work and his recommendations. He has that unique ability to distil complex legal arguments into succinct advice. Add to that a warm, personable demeanour and you have a wonderful all-round package that I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone seeking expert legal advice in the field of UK property."
Michael MoranCOO, 2020 Developments
"Simon helped us throughout our journey, since start up in 2004, and backed us to succeed during the GFC and even brokered our first deal in Romania and gave us commercial and legal advice on many of our UK deals. He combines being an excellent commercial lawyer with strong use of his UK property network to our advantage. Most of all he has always been there when we have needed him to help us succeed."
Keith PullingerMD, The Light Cinema
Simon is a dual-qualified real estate lawyer with 35 years’ experience in the sector, working on the co-ordination and delivery of a range of complex property transactions across the UK.
He has been instrumental in establishing a leading practice in Scotland offering UK cross border real estate services. A wide range of deal experience allows him to help clients beyond just legal advice.
Simon is known for the rapid building of trusted relationships with clients and being a driven, innovative deal doer. He is very well connected across the UK property industry.
Simon deals with retail, leisure, office and shopping centre investment and developments, strategic real estate advice to corporates, joint ventures, residential developments, inward investment for overseas clients, all forms of commercial leasing (for landlords and tenants), land option arrangements, large scale transaction management, and business development. He has been involved in the generation and conduct of £5BN+ of real estate investment and funding deals since 2003.
Simon has been ranked by both the Legal 500 and Chambers UK directories as a key practitioner in England and Scotland.
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Off duty, Simon’s passions are skiing, sailing, books and wine (all enjoyed with his family) … and fixing things.