About

Simon Taylor is a litigator focussing on commercial dispute resolution and in real estate, for investment and development companies, asset managers, marketing groups and private individuals. As Head of Dispute Resolution he leads the firm's litigation and disputes offering.

Simon is a tenacious and tactical commercial disputes solicitor. He acts for a broad range of high-profile UK and international companies, real estate investment funds, and high net-worth individuals. He has extensive experience in the High Court and the higher Courts of Appeal. He has been involved in actions across Europe as well as in a number of countries and jurisdictions around the world.

Recent work
  • A professional negligence claim for the owners of a 5 star Central London hotel.
  • Contractual claims for a multinational company in different matters across Australia, South Africa, India and throughout mainland Europe.
  • A commission dispute for a premiership football club.
  • A claim to fees for a consortium of high profile national UK residential estate agents in a claim to fees, the matter reaching its conclusion in the Court of Appeal.
  • A real estate investment and development company in numerous highly contested contractual claims.
  • A partnership dispute involving 4 and 5 star hotels.
  • A dilapidations claim through to trial in a case reported for its legal relevance concerning headquarters in the City of London.
  • Right of light claims in relation to a significant commercial development.
  • A variety of matters pursued for an international asset manager.
Accolades
  • Simon is listed as a key lawyer for Property Litigation by Legal 500 2020.
  • Simon was described in Legal 500 2019 as "an excellent strategist and superb negotiator".
Did you know
Simon’s ancestor was (allegedly) King of Poland for a day!