Simon Hunter > Mishcon de Reya LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Work Department

Real Estate Construction, Non-Contentious


Simon is a Partner and heads the non-contentious construction team in our Construction department. He has over 30 years’ experience in the sector, initially as a chartered surveyor and then as a lawyer. He acts for developers, property owners, funders, contractors, consultants and sub-contractors and has particular expertise in the following sectors: residential (both private rental sector (PRS) and prime residential for high net worth private clients), hotels, student accommodation, office (in particular flexible work spaces) and distribution centres.

Simon advises on construction procurement strategy and prepares and negotiates all forms of contractual construction documentation. He advises a number of property development and investment companies including QDD, Delancey, Capco, Brookfield, Fizzy Living, The Office Group, WPP, UBS, Allianz and AEW. 

Examples of Simon’s relevant deals includes acting for QDD in respect of the ongoing development of the East Village in Stratford, east London, acting for Allianz/AEW in respect of distribution centres around the UK, and acting for Thamesbank Developments in respect of a mixed-use hotel, student accommodation and retail scheme in Plymouth. 


Previously quantity surveyor with EC Harris, Cross Rail, Jubilee line extension project, G&T 1989-98. Trained Hammonds; qualified 2000; senior assistant Simmons and Simmons 2001-04; Kilpatrick Stockton projects team 2004-06; partner Finers Stephens Innocent LLP 2007-09.


The Society of Construction Law; The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).


Robert Haining School, Surrey; Guildford College of Technology; University of the South West of England (BSc Hons Quantity Surveying, 1st class); College of Law, London (Graduate Diploma in Law and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice).


Outside work Simon enjoys regular visits to South America and spending time with his wife Renata and their children Maya and John.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Construction: non-contentious

Mishcon de Reya LLP‘s non-contentious construction team offers services across a broad range of sectors, including commercial, mixed-use and private client developments. It also advises on a number of growing asset classes, particularly logistics and build to rent, and has a solid international client base. Simon Hunter leads the team.