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Freeths LLP

ROUTECO OFFICE PARK, DAVY AVENUE, KNOWLHILL, MILTON KEYNES, MK5 8HJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01908 668 555
Fax:
Fax 01908 685 085
DX:
154900 MILTON KEYNES 20
Email:
Web:
www.freeths.co.uk

Simon Hobbs

Tel:
Work 0845 271 6762
Email:
Freeths LLP

Work Department

Commercial litigation.

Position

Partner in charge of commercial litigation and restructuring/insolvency in Milton Keynes. Rated in both disciplines in both The Legal 500 and Chambers. On the insolvency front, Simon is a ‘highly rated’ expert on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious corporate and personal insolvency matters, with some 18 years’ experience. On the Commercial Litigation front, he is described by clients as ‘hard working’ with a ‘quietly confident style’. He deals with heavyweight contractual claims for major commercial clients and local SMEs, franchising, shareholder and partnership disputes, professional negligence claims and IP matters. Simon prides himself on building up trusted advisor status with his clients.

Career

Qualified 1997, Bond Dickinson LLP; associate, Burges Salmon LLP; partner, IBB Solicitors; partner, Freeths LLP 2010 to date.

Member

Past president of Middlesex Law Society (2010); ADR Group Accredited Mediator (2009).

Education

Cheltenham College; Royal Holloway, University of London (1993 BA (Hons)); Nottingham Law School.

Leisure

Playing football and cricket, politics and political history, military history and wet and muddy walks in the countryside.


South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Within: Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Freeths LLP has a nationwide reputation for its experience in the drinks and leisure sectors. Logistics is another key area, with Luton airport as a longstanding client. The team is well versed in complex multi-party disputes, working side by side with the property litigation team in Milton Keynes and relying on the support of a large pool of litigators at the national level. Simon Hobbs heads the practice.

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South East: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Freeths LLP 's Milton Keynes-based insolvency team  is particularly known for advising in relation to restructurings and insolvencies in the drinks and hospitality industries, in addition to advising across other industry sectors. Partners are often instructed by insolvency practitioners to advise on the disposal of assets of national pub chains, or by existing operators to purchase the assets of those in administration. The team is led by Simon Hobbs who has expertise in a broad range of contentious and non-contentious corporate and personal insolvency matters.

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