Simon works within the firm’s construction and infrastructure team, predominantly on large scale tier one construction matters. At the same time, Simon provides the local government sector with advice and representation in all areas of law within which local governments operate.
Simon brings a broad depth of knowledge to the firm having specialised in a vast range of matters ranging from real estate/ property and construction disputes, contract drafting and amendment, mining disputes and access negotiations, trade practices (advice and misleading and deceptive conduct disputes), local government planning and development, corporate governance, compliance and all aspects of environmental law, particularly site contamination and remediation processes.
Simon has worked both in the private legal sector and in house as General Counsel for local government, the combination of which provides Simon with an intricate understanding not only of the level of advice detail necessary to add true value to clients, but the fundamental intracacies of government processes that affect construction clients’ operations.
Simon has acted for various civil construction and corporate clients, together with several large Western Australian Local Governments, in the Supreme and Federal Courts of Australia, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the State Administrative Tribunal in relation to, amongst other things, major construction, real estate, leasing, engineering, health, environmental, planning and development, corporate governance, compliance and corruption matters.
Simon’s experience includes advising: