Simon is a partner in the Cornwall commercial property team in Truro and the sector head for mining and minerals.
Simon qualified as a solicitor in September 1998 after gaining a masters degree in European law at the University of Exeter and joined Stephens Scown in August 2007.
Simon has extensive experience in the minerals sector, having previously worked as the in-house UK lawyer for a major global industrial minerals company. He works with both mineral operators and landowners on legal issues across the whole life of mine from prospecting licences.
His work includes:
He also deals with general commercial property matters and is experienced in the woodland sector, dealing with the sale and purchase of forestry land for both investment and amenity purposes.
Simon is a Fellow of the Institute of Quarrying.
In his spare time, Simon loves cricket, walking the coast path and body boarding.