Simon Woodhead


Senior Associate (Employed Barrister)

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Simon Woodhead is very bright and very thorough, leaving no stone unturned in his quest to do the best for his clients.

Legal 500 [UK 2022]

Experience

Simon joined Birketts in 2004. He is an Employed Barrister in our Property Litigation Team.

Simon graduated from the University of East Anglia with first class honours. He was called to the Bar in October 1990 and practised from chambers in London for a number of years, appearing as an advocate in most courts including the Court of Appeal. After leaving the Bar, Simon spent over seven years with a large international law firm in its property litigation team where he dealt with a number of high profile cases. He has substantial experience in advising on property disputes and in particular on all aspects of commercial landlord and tenant, real property and residential landlord and tenant. He frequently acts for local authorities, landlords and tenants of retail and commercial premises, occupiers and investors.

Simon also has extensive experience advising in connection with surplus property portfolios and is the sole property litigation advisor to the marking leading provider.

Simon is based at our Norwich office.

Other Information

Simon is named as a 'Star Associate' by Chambers [UK 2021]. Sources in the previous edition say "he provides a clear, insightful approach to property litigation. By blending considerable legal knowledge and experience with commercial acumen he provides options that are appropriate for the value and risks associated with any action". 

Simon is recommended and named as a 'Next Generation Partner' by Legal 500 [UK 2022]. Clients in this edition say "Simon Woodhead is very bright and very thorough, leaving no stone unturned in his quest to do the best for his clients". Another adds "Simon Woodhead was outstanding in the process of pursuing my claim and introduced other specialist professionals to support a successful conclusion". 

In the previous edition, clients note "Simon Woodhead is a natural lawyer. Technically superb, he is robust and a great ally to have on your side". Another adds "Simon Woodhead and John Scannell bring to the property team not merely deep-seated expertise, but also a depth of warmth and understanding for their clients which is exceptional".

Simon has had articles published in the Estates Gazette and is a member of the Property Litigation Association. Simon is a co-author of the Corporate Occupiers Handbook published by Estates Gazette books. Simon regularly presents seminars to clients and has given lectures to the RICS.

Next Generation Partner - Legal 500 UK 2022