Simon is a commercial property partner, who primarily works nationally for clients in the education, charities and public sectors. He has over 16 years' experience in advising independent schools and other charity organisations on a national basis on a wide range of property transactions.
Simon also plays a key role in the Bristol real estate team. He has considerable experience in the acquisition, development and disposal of freehold and leasehold property. He has acted on all aspects of landlord and tenant work recently completing a property development and letting transaction to Waitrose for a national developer client.
Simon also provides specialist advice to UK education sector investors.
Coronavirus and Brexit pose many financial challenges to universities. Simon can confidently support you through these challenges and guide you through any strategic decisions you make.
Simon leads a team of specialist lawyers on property work in the education and charity sectors. He oversees transactional property work (both freehold and leasehold), development opportunities, property arrangements with trading companies and provides advice on capital projects.
He has a special interest and expertise in advising clients on strategic issues relating to their property assets working in close collaboration with colleagues in our charity corporate team on structural changes including charity mergers, consolidations and joint ventures. His experience means that he can provide thorough and pragmatic advice on property issues.
'The patient and sound advice of Simon Linnitt when dealing with a particularly difficult purchaser during a major disposal of property was again very highly valued.' - Chief Executive of Charitable Group
Simon is recommended in Legal 500 for his work in the education sector.
A respondent to Chambers & Partners 2021 described Simon as "[a] calm, quietly efficient chap who gets on with things and gets it done. I feel confident in the advice we receive.".
Simon is a trustee of the Veale Wasbrough Charitable Trust and enjoys his role in helping the firm give back to local charities and deserving causes.
He speaks on a range of property topics in the education sector including presenting regular slots at conferences on capital projects.
Simon enjoys spending time with his young family and is a keen but all too occasional golfer.