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Property & Commercial Law * Wills & Trust Law
At the end of 2012 Simon and his wife Kate, together with their children Laura and Fin made a decision to move back to Dunedin. Simon is originally from Dunedin and completed his law degree at Otago University, then moved to Auckland where he spent 22 years as a Partner in one of the larger firms, also completing a Masters Degree in Commercial Law at Auckland University during that time.
Simon and his family love the Dunedin lifestyle and the opportunities it has to offer, the educational opportunities for their children, the proximity to great beaches and to Central Otago as they are all keen skiers.
In his career so far Simon has built extensive experience in all aspects of property law (both residential and commercial, acting for a wide range of clients from first home buyers through to property developers, investors, landlords and tenants), business law (acting for a wide range of businesses ensuring they have the best structures in place, acting for clients buying or selling a business or investing or selling as shareholders), and in private client law (including all aspects of trust law, wills, and powers of attorney).
Simon builds strong loyal relationships with his clients, and puts time into getting to know them and their businesses, providing practical efficient advice and finding solutions for each client’s unique legal and business problems, ensuring that they have the right structures in place either for their business or for them personally. He also enjoys undertaking due diligence for clients whether they are buying or selling a business or a property. Obtaining experienced legal advice at this early stage of the process can be crucial for clients buying or selling what will usually be one of their biggest assets. He likes to be proactive rather than reactive.
Time outside of work is spent hanging out with his family, with Fin and Laura keeping Simon and Kate busy with sport and school life. Simon enjoys sport, running (but not often enough), tennis (he is a member of the Cosy Dell Tennis club), skiing, windsurfing and rugby. His Rugby playing days are well over but he enjoys assisting with coaching and managing Fin’s team when time allows. Simon also enjoy art, cooking, reading and spending time with good friends.
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