Simon is an acknowledged commercial litigation specialist. His commercial litigation experience spans banking and financial services litigation, construction litigation and professional liabilities including bringing and defending claims against a range of professionals in the legal, property, insurance, and construction sectors. Simon’s commercial litigation practice includes advising on partnership and franchise disputes, insurance coverage matters (for both insurer and policyholder) and disputes arising from the sale of goods and manufacturing equipment often with a conflict of laws element.
Recent highlights of Simon’s High Court advocacy and drafting practice include:
Further details of Simon’s commercial litigation practice can be found in the sections below.
Simon has many years of experience advising the leading insurers on claims concerning construction professionals (architects, engineers, project managers, quantity surveyors, geotechnical engineers, and design and build contractors). Simon has developed his professional liabilities expertise to advise on claims concerning legal, insurance, property and construction professionals and a summary of his experience is identified below.
Simon has significant experience of bringing and defending a wide variety of solicitor negligence claims including commercial and residential property transactions, alleged negligent conduct of litigation, failed transactions, claims in respect of multiple dwelling relief and defending alleged breaches of the GDPR, breach/invasion of privacy, negligence, misuse of private information and breach of confidence claims. Examples include:
Simon’s practice includes advising both lenders and residential purchasers on claims against surveyors and defending such claims. In particular:
Simon defends claims brought against managing and letting agents, including claims (and appeals) in both the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and Upper Tribunal (Property Chamber):
Simon’s construction expertise spans claims both for and against construction professionals which is complemented by his experience of acting in non-insurance related construction matters. Simon’s recent construction professional indemnity experience includes:
Simon’s non-professional liabilities construction experience includes: