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Simon Smith


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Simon specialises in commercial real estate work, including real estate investment and development, portfolio management, corporate real estate, commercial leasing, landlord and tenant law and secured lending.

Simon has extensive experience in advising on the acquisition and disposal of investment property, including portfolios, and also advises a number of well known corporate occupiers and retailers on real estate matters in the UK. Recent transactions include acquiring several substantial investment properties for private and off shore investors, dealing with lease transactions in the City of London for two major companies in the insurance sector, and managing a large portfolio of central London properties for an offshore client.
Prior to joining Fox Williams, Simon  headed the property practice of the London office of Faegre & Benson LLP, formerly Hobson Audley for 10 years. He graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in History/Politics and was admitted as a solicitor in 1980

Simon Smith is ‘focused and reliable’ 
(Legal 500, 2017)

"A commercially minded solicitor who gets to the nub of the issue quickly, providing pragmatic advice and solutions." 
(Chambers UK, 2017)

"I find him to be a very pragmatic lawyer, who cuts to the chase and quickly gets to the nub of an issue''
(Chambers UK, 2016) 

''Whenever we have a question we call him and it's great, no problems at all. He is very dependable and we never have any issues with any advice he gives us"
(Chambers UK, 2015) 

'Simon Smith is "wholeheartedly recommended as excellent"'. 
(Legal 500, 2014)

'"a real estate guru" with "decades of relevant experience."'
(Chambers UK, 2014)

"Great property knowledge married to a no-nonsense commercial approach."
(Chambers UK, 2013)



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  • Top Ranked Chambers UK 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Ranked in Chambers Europe 2013 - Leading Individual
  • Ranked in Chambers Global 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Legal 500 - Leading Firm
  • The Lawyer UK 200 - Listed Firm
  • The Law Society Excellence Awards 2012 - Shortlisted
  • Investors in People - Bronze