Simon has over 25 years’ experience acting for both claimants and acquiring authorities in 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.
Simon regularly acquires and disposes of investment properties on behalf of clients with a particular focus on identifying property acquisition opportunities to meet specific client requirements. These have included portfolio acquisitions, industrial estates, retail parades etc.
land and development
Simon is experienced in providing development consultancy on a range of development sites including large scale residential development, City Centre high rise developments, promotional agreements, land assembly opportunities, social housing development and retail led development. This work includes acting as an expert witness in planning inquiries.