People

Simon Rees

Managing Partner

Location
London (West End)

Contact Simon
T: +44 (0)20 7333 6256
E: srees@geraldeve.com

Simon has been Managing Partner since 2008 and has overall responsibility for managing the firm on a day-to-day basis. Simon chairs both the Executive Board and Renumeration Committee.

He has considerable experience of advising heavy industrial clients together with operators of ports and airports. He brings a thorough understanding of the issues affecting the businesses in these sectors.

Simon has appeared as an expert witness in both the High Court and Lands Tribunal.

Specific experience
He is one of the UK’s leading specialists in valuation for rating purposes, of properties occupied by clients in the heavy industrial, port and airport sectors.

Advising Heathrow Airport on the largest single rating assessment in the UK.

Advising Tata Steel in respect of Llanwern and Port Talbot steelworks on rating issues and compensation claims following the compulsory acquisition of land for major road schemes.

Working with Modern Terminals regarding an appeal to the Hong Kong Lands Tribunal relating to its container terminals within the Port of Hong Kong.

He was heavily involved in the Lands Tribunal test case, Monsanto v Farris, relating to Solutia’s chemical works in Newport, South Wales.