Simon advises UK and overseas buyers on all aspects of transacting and managing farms, estates and country houses and has been practising in the sector since qualification in 2009.
Simon regularly advises on the sale of land for development, in addition to helping clients to deal with manorial rights and rural rights of way, (public and private); he also has a strong background in dealing with issues arising under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 and unregistered land.
One of Simon’s specialisms is acting as an independent conveyancing solicitor in matrimonial proceedings for both residential and rural property where the parties cannot agree to instruct either of the firms representing the parties, with Chambers UK 2019 noting: “He has a very creative way of thinking and approaching matters... he’s got a huge eye for detail”.
- Agricultural Law Association
- Country Land and Business Association
Qualified 2009, joined Payne Hicks Beach 2018, partner 2018.
"Simon is very thorough, knowledgeable and patient,' says a source, adding that he is 'outgoing and efficient."Chambers UK
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