I am an experienced transactional lawyer in the real estate team. As legal director I assist clients with their real estate needs across almost all industry sub-sectors.
I have over 25 years’ experience as a real estate lawyer. Some of this time was spent in the City. My role at Cripps includes advising clients on the full range of real estate matters. My expertise spans investment, development and commercial leasing, advising different sectors of the commercial real estate market including offices, retail, logistics/industrial and hospitality.
I act for major funds, businesses needing advice in connection with their own occupational needs, private and listed property companies, charities, local authorities, banks and other law firms (for example City and US firms) as well as private individuals.
Areas of expertise:
- Investment and development acquisitions and disposals
- Commercial leasing
- Corporate real estate transactions
Qualifications and memberships
- Qualified in September 1996
- Committee Member of the Commercial Real Estate Legal Association (CRELA)
Advising an aerospace start-up company taking significant new build space on an industrial estate via a complex pre-let agreement (office/light industrial).
Advising both City and national law firms on a variety of their property portfolio needs including taking new space, exiting leases and renewing occupancies.
Advising a well known fund on the redevelopment of an existing retail site in a prominent location to hotel use and the pre-let to a national hotel company.
Advising on the complex acquisition of a famous theme park from a local authority.
I just wanted to say thank you to you and your team for the great professional services provided in 2021 and really look forward to working with you again in 2022.
Thanks very much Simon for steering a successful course through difficult waters.