Fenwick Elliott LLP

Simon Tolson

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Practice Areas

Simon specialises in dispute resolution of construction and engineering disputes including litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation. With over 30 years’ experience, Simon is ranked amongst the top construction solicitors in the industry and is known for his legal ability within the construction industry. Simon is experienced in all main industry contracts as well as numerous bespoke forms. Simon is a recognised authority on dispute resolution within the industry and has prepared and conducted many major cases at senior level in the Technology and Construction Court. Simon is an accredited Chartered Arbitrator and Adjudicator with the TeCSA and RICS panels and sits as such.


A solicitor with an honours degree, Simon spent time working on construction sites and qualified as a solicitor and has specialised in construction and engineering disputes all his professional career.

Professional Memberships

Immediate past chairman of the Technology and Construction Solicitors’ Association, a Visiting Lecturer at the Centre of Construction, at King’s College London. He is a Committee Member of the Society of Construction Arbitrators, founder Associate Member of the Planning Engineers Organisation, the DRBF. Simon was a key figure in TeCSA's eDisclosure Protocol and the revised Pre-Action Protocol Revision in 2016.