Simon is a practising barrister who specialises in all aspects of housing, property and local government. He is also an Accredited Mediator for Commercial and Civil matters.
Simon joined Capsticks as an In-House Barrister in April 2017, having spent the first 11 years of his career in self-employed practice at the specialist housing set, Arden Chambers.
Simon has considerable experience of advising housing clients on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters, as well as appearing in courts at all levels from the County Court to the Court of Appeal, and the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and Upper Tribunal.
His work with the team at Capsticks includes cases involving anti-social behaviour, succession, possession, injunctions and committal proceedings, and leasehold and service charge disputes, as well as cutting-edge advisory work on tenancies, policies and procedures.
Simon supports the work of the Housing Advisory Service, speaking at housing events across the country and delivering bespoke training to providers, often assisting clients to reduce the costs of and exposure to litigation and, wherever possible, keep cases out of court.
Simon took the following cases to appeal (appearing himself at first instance):
- Southend-on-Sea Borough Council v Armour  EWCA Civ 231
- Akerman-Livingstone v Aster Communities  UKSC 15
Dip Law (City)