Mr Simon Whitfield > Chambers of Bill Braithwaite KC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite KC
Exchange Chambers
M3 3NW

Work Department

Construction; Commercial; Professional Negligence; Insolvency


Simon is particularly regarded for his construction practice and has wide experience acting for employers, funders, contractors, specialist subcontractors and professionals in the TCC, arbitration and adjudication. He advises on all aspects of the construction process from procurement through the whole project life-cycle. He has experience of the traditional standard forms of contract, bespoke agreements, PFI and PPP. He is a TECBAR accredited adjudicator and also accepts independent appointments.

Simon undertakes all aspects of commercial and chancery dispute resolution, corporate and personal insolvency and professional negligence work.

He also advises a number of local authorities in relation to both commercial matters and regulatory issues. He advises registered social landlords in relation to possession actions, anti-social behaviour orders and injunctions.


Solicitor 1992; Called to the Bar 2009


  • The Northern Circuit
  • The Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association
  • The Chancery Bar Association
  • Technology and Construction Bar Association National Committee Member
  • Society of Construction Law
  • Technology and Construction Court Users Group Committee Member


  • BA (Law), Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, 1989. (MA, 1991)
  • Law Society Finals, Chester College of Law (1990)
  • Hong Kong SAR PRC, Overseas Lawyers Qualification Examination (2003)

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Property and construction

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Simon Whitfield – Exchange Chambers ‘Simon is very approachable and available in order to discuss aspects arising from instructions. He has a particular strength in having previously qualified and had considerable experience as a solicitor and partner in a significant regional firm of solicitors. Therefore, he has an understanding of the detailed pressures and sensibilities involved in the client relationship on both sides of the profession.’

The members of Exchange Chambers have broad ranging expertise across planning and highways cases, disputes concerning conveyancing and registered land, residential and commercial landlord and tenant matters, and boundaries, easements and rights of way mandates, both public and private. Andrew Williams‘ practice is entirely dedicated to real estate litigation and Lawrence McDonald acts for companies, individuals, and public bodies. Simon Whitfield  has vast experience in construction matters. Brynmor Adams  has a strong focus on tenant and landlord litigation. In July 2022 Paul Burns was appointed to the circuit bench.