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Simon Taylor

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Howard Kennedy LLP

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Dispute resolution.


Partner. Simon is head of the dispute resolution department at Howard Kennedy. He has a wealth of experience in commercial and property disputes, having acted for a wide spectrum of companies, property and investment groups, and individuals. In addition to numerous cases in courts in England, including the Court of Appeal and Privy Council, Simon has been involved in actions across Europe and worldwide. He acts in contractual disputes, professional negligence claims, partnership and shareholder disputes, commission claims, and breach of fiduciary duty actions. He has a number of professional clients, hoteliers, financial institutions, owner investor clients and estate agents. In addition to acting in numerous cases within the higher courts in England, Simon has recently been involved in actions across Europe, in the United States and in South Africa, and is currently acting on matters in China. His previous experience extends to significant litigation in India, Brazil and Australia.

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

Howard Kennedy LLP maintains a strong reputation in the financial services area, representing a mix of banks and financial institutions in multiparty, cross-border fraud matters. The group also has significant insolvency and professional negligence expertise, advising on civil fraud claims involving insolvent companies and allegations of constructive partnership. Managing partner Craig Emden is the key contact along with Simon Taylor, who heads the dispute resolution practice.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Howard Kennedy LLP fields β€˜excellent people who give good, sensible advice’. The practice’s scope of commercial litigation work covers international contractual and commodities disputes; financial services matters and civil fraud; professional negligence; IP; and insolvency disputes. It is also well known for sports and media sector litigation. Louise Bennett is commercial litigation head; Tim Bignell is β€˜able to handle testing situations’; and Craig Emden is β€˜a brilliant litigator’. Steven Morris, Fiona Hinds, Joel Leigh, Mark Stephens CBE and Simon Taylor are key contacts. Former commercial litigation head, Sue Thackeray, joined Kingsley Napley LLP.

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London: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

Howard Kennedy LLP’s β€˜strong practice’ has β€˜a no-holds barred approach to property litigation’ covering β€˜straightforward landlord and tenant issues to complex development disputes’. Amanda McNeil, whose β€˜gentle persona hides her steely determination and toughness as a litigator’, leads the group following the move of the β€˜absolutely top drawer’ Michele Freyne to a consultancy role. The β€˜awesome’ Lara Nyman is β€˜always spot on tactically’ and is singled out by clients for her β€˜exceptional reliability’; she recently successfully acted for the claimant Spartafield in a contractual dispute. Senior associate Daniel Swimer is β€˜one to watch with a very focused, careful and knowledgeable approach’ and β€˜senior statesman of the property litigation world’ Simon Taylor is β€˜a bright and seasoned practitioner with a safe pair of hands’.

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