Simon C. Lane
Call 2002 – Inner Temple
Simon’s practice is predominantly in the field of property law, with an emphasis on, traditional chancery matters especially landlord and tenant, wills, probate, family provision (Inheritance Act claims) and TOLATA, public and private rights of way and boundary disputes/ adverse possession together with a significant amount of Social Housing work.
Simon’s Commercial work is principally in areas which complement his property practice and he is experienced in dealing with interim applications such as injunctions and freezing orders.
Simon has appeared in the Court of Appeal and is regularly instructed to appear in the County Court, High Court and before specialist tribunals such as the former HM Land Registry Adjudicator and Leasehold Valuation Tribunal – which now come under the umbrella of the newly established First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).
Simon has been a qualified mediator since 2006 (ADR Chambers (UK) Ltd) and is happy to accept instructions to act as mediator or Counsel on behalf of parties in mediations in all of the areas in which he practices.
Simon’s commercial work principally relates to building / construction disputes and in those areas that compliment his property work such as insolvency, undue influence and the law of guarantees. Simon is currently involved in a large construction dispute which has been set down for trial in November 2013 in the High Court, Technology and Construction Court.
Simon appeared in the reported decision of Perks v Perry  EWCA Civ 445 which explored the impact of undue influence on the law of guarantees.