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Simmons & Simmons

CITYPOINT, ONE ROPEMAKER STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 9SS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work +44 20 7628 2020
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Fax +44 20 7628 2070
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12 LONDON CHANCERY
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www.simmons-simmons.com

Carol Hewson

Tel:
Work 020 7825 4393
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Simmons & Simmons

Position

Carol has extensive experience of commercial litigation including domestic and international arbitration and mediation. With a focus on commercial real estate, landlord and tenant litigation and property insolvency, she acts for institutional landlords, developers and banks, as well as for commercial tenants. Carol also acts for major rail operators on a wide range of commercial disputes with other railway industry parties, including mediation, arbitration and bespoke railway industry dispute procedures.

Career

Assistant solicitor Simmons & Simmons 1983; partner in the commercial litigation department 1986. Regular speaker at conferences; Blundell lecturer 2009.

Member

Founder member Property Litigation Association; Women in Property Litigation Group.


London: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

Frequently acting for real estate fund managers, sovereign wealth funds and corporate occupiers alongside landlords and developers, the 'commercial' team at Simmons & Simmons is experienced in handling commercial landlord and tenant disputes, including dilapidation and breach of covenant claims and contentious lease renewals, as well as various property development issues such as rights to light and vacant possession actions. 'Exceptional' team head Carol Hewson is 'a true relationship partner who really knows and supports her clients'.

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  • Failure to counter financial crime: Norwich Union Life

    In December 2007, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) imposed a fine of ÂŁ1.26m on Norwich Union Life (part of the Aviva Group), one of the largest life insurance businesses in the UK with around seven million customers. The fine related to failures to take reasonable care to establish and maintain effective systems and controls for countering the risks of financial crime. The fine is the latest confirmation of the emphasis being placed on protecting clients and customers from the threat of financial crime.
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