Simon Cook BSc (Hons) MRICSDirector
Head of the Compulsory Purchase department, Simon has over 20 years’ experience acting for both claimants and acquiring authorities on CPO matters. His career began at Manchester City Council where he was involved in the acquisition of land for Manchester’s second runway. Since then he has dealt with CPO’s nationwide including sites affected by the London Olympics, Cross Rail and Liverpool One Redevelopment. He has also been involved with complicated Compulsory Purchase issues involving severance, rights of way and injurious affection. Simon is regularly instructed to act as an Expert Witness in disputed Compulsory Purchase cases. Clients include business owners, developers, Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Pension Funds.