"Simon Abbott leads the Leicester team and focuses on investment portfolios and development matters. He advises numerous clients in both the public and private sectors including a number of well-known retailers."
(Chambers & Partners)
A highly experienced real estate lawyer, Simon deals with a wide range of property matters but specialises in investment portfolio management and retail. He acts for clients in both the private and public sector and is considered to be both commercial and pragmatic in servicing their work.
Simon is recognised as a Leading Individual in Chambers (2020 edition) and he is listed as a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 (2020 edition).
- Advising on the letting of a large storage facility. The matter was time critical and complicated as a result of the former tenant being liable for significant dilapidations – there being a number of superior interests and the tenant wishing to carry out a substantial fit out.
- Advising on the acquisition of an office building in London. The client was a “special purchaser” as it owned the adjoining building. Negotiations were protracted as there were a number of issues with the building and it took over a year to complete the deal.
Simon has built up impressive expertise in retail work, acting for both landlords and tenants. He has advised on a variety of high value lettings of stand alone premises and units in schemes.
- Representing an international retailer for many years on the letting of units across the country. The client is building its presence in the country and acquires several units a year.
“Clients say Simon Abbott is ‘very efficient, good to work with, experienced and knowledgeable’.”(Chambers & Partners, 2018)
“Responds consistently and always directly, rather than through others, providing a personal service with good client knowledge.”(Chambers & Partners, 2019)
“He’s a good practitioner,” comments a market source, describing him as “on the ball” and “commercial.”(Chambers & Partners, 2020)
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