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Simon Brilliant

Simon is a well established practitioner in a range of real property and landlord and tenant matters. He specialises in litigation and related advisory work, and undertakes both commercial and residential cases. He has considerable experience of both oral and written advocacy. He sits as a specialist tribunal judge dealing with both land registration and residential property disputes.

He is an accredited mediator, and has been described by experienced counsel as

“An unflappable mediator, who really does go the extra mile. He kept us all on track, and cracked a dispute that I was convinced was destined for court.”

Further information

Other publications

  • The single county court

Qualifications

  • LLB Manchester University
  • RG Lawson Prize in Roman Law 1973
  • BCL Lincoln College Oxford 1975
  • Called to the Bar Middle Temple 1976
  • Member of the Bar Council Professional Conduct Committee 2002-2005
  • Deputy Adjudicator to HM land Registry 2004-2013
  • Judge of the Land Registration Division of the Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal since 2013
  • Judge of the Residential Property Division of the Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal since 2014

In residential landlord and tenant matters, Simon’s regular work includes forfeiture, the right of first refusal under the Landlord & Tenant Act 1987, collective enfranchisement and lease extension, service charges and the right to manage. In commercial landlord and tenant matters his regular work includes rent review, renewals of business leases and consent to assignments.

*This barrister is authorised to practice in England & Wales. Click here to search on the Bar Standards Board Barristers’ Register.

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