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Simon Gittings

Director

Telephone: 01482 316737

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Simon qualified as a Solicitor in 1984. He began his employment at SJP Law in 1982 as an Articled Clerk. He's worked in the Commercial Division throughout his career. He became a Partner in 1985, Senior Partner in 2012 and is now Chairman of the firm. He has thirty six years of legal experience.

Simon’s specialist work in commercial property and agriculture is well renowned. He works primarily on large complex property developments and has particular expertise in developments of urban regeneration sites across the North of England, acting for individual landowners, consortia and developers in the acquisition and development of residential building land, both brownfield and greenfield sites. He has a longstanding involvement in Eurojuris, a highly regarded network of international law firms, becoming a member of its Board in 2015. He's travelled to various countries from Latvia and Finland to Poland and Portugal to attend Eurojuris conferences. Simon also has strong connections with law firms in the USA and Australia.

Having originally become the firm’s HR Partner in 1987, he is actively involved in recruitment and training within the firm and regularly hosts internal training sessions to support the learning and development of the staff team.

Qualifications

  • LLB

Memberships

  • The Law Society
  • Hull Incorporated Law Society
  • Eurojuris - Real Estate Practice Group and accredited expert
  • Interact
  • Accredited Mediator

Areas of interest

Simon has experience in dealing with acquisition and disposal of land for development, commercial and residential development from start to finish, complex collaborations and joint ventures, options and conditional contracts.

Work cases

  • Collaboration agreement for consortia of landowners in connection with proposed residential development
  • Site assembly and construction project for wholesale and retail centre

Simon has been recommended as a leading individual by Chambers and Partner’s Directory every year since it was first published.

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