Derek Simmonds

Derek Simmonds

Derek joined Gotelee Solicitors LLP in December 2022 as a Consultant Dispute Resolution solicitor.

Derek has a strong background in litigation, having previously been an owner/manager and former Head of Litigation for a regional law firm.

Derek is an Accredited Mediator and Dispute Resolution Lawyer working for Gotelee Solicitors LLP’s commercial clients and individuals who need dispute resolution advice and support. He enjoys working with clients and helping them to find pragmatic and commercial solutions to the issues that they face.  Derek is well regarded for his ability to forge strong relationships with his clients.  He is a strategic and creative thinker, who delivers excellent client service.

Derek covers the full range of litigation services, including:

  • All kinds of property disputes (ownership, boundaries, rights of way, tenancy).
  • Commercial disputes (defended debt) contract, partnership shareholder disputes.
  • Construction /Building disputes (acting for both builders and property owners).
  • Professional Negligence
  • Mediation

As an Accredited Mediator, Derek is a strong supporter of mediation with considerable experience in representing clients in mediations and also being appointed the mediator.

 

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