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Simon Hale

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Construction , Professional Negligence
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Construction - London (Bar)

Band 4

Simon Hale
Has established an excellent reputation for his handling of a wide range of construction disputes both led and as sole counsel. He is well-versed in a wide range of construction contracts.
Strengths: "Simon is hard-working, responsive under pressure and a clear thinker." "He is very commercial and grounded and gets on exceptionally well with clients."
Recent work: Instructed by one of several defendants in a case concerning the lease of a block of 348 student flats in Plymouth. The claim centred on the fact that many of the rooms were built smaller than shown on design drawings, but there was a dispute about which drawings had contractual status.
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Professional Negligence - London (Bar)

Band 4

Simon Hale
Thoroughly respected junior with a wide-ranging professional negligence practice. His cases relate to various sectors including financial services and matters involving family law.
Strengths: "He is brilliant and incredibly bright – just good at everything and a very impressive advocate." "He is calm, bright and focused."
Recent work: Acting for the claimant drinks manufacturer, Beyond the Bean, in a negligence claim relating to the opening of a new drinks processing facility, which was delayed and suffered from faults and problems allegedly due to inadequate management by the defendant consultant.
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Simon is an experienced commercial litigator with a particular emphasis on construction, commercial and professional indemnity disputes. His practice is split between court work, adjudication, and domestic and international arbitration. Examples of his recent work include: internationally, Leonardo SpA v Doha Bank Assurance Co LLC [2020] QIC (A) 1, on appeal from [2019] QIC (F) 6, a leading decision on the enforcement of demand bonds. Domestically, Blackpool Borough Council v Volkerfitzpatrick Ltd, Caunton Engineering Limited and ors; main judgment, [2020] EWHC 1523 (TCC); costs judgment [2020] 2128 EWHC (TCC); a 4-week trial of complex corrosion defects in a state-of-the-art electric tram depot.

Career

Called: 2006.

Professional Memberships

Gray’s Inn; TECBAR; SCL; COMBAR; PNBA; LCIA

Personal

Away from work, Simon spends as much time as possible having fun with his family, and is devoted to his three whippets.

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