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Simmons & Simmons

CITYPOINT, ONE ROPEMAKER STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 9SS, ENGLAND
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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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Carol Hewson

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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

Carol Hewson leads the practice at Simmons & Simmons. She primarily focuses on commercial landlord & tenant disputes, professional liability, telecoms issues and property insolvency matters. Asset management work, rights of light and latent defects are also key strengths for the firm. Clients include Telefonica UK, Deka Immobilien Investment, Office Holdings and Columbia Threadneedle. Jeremy Roberts is another name to note and specialises on property related professional liability.

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