Simon Hough Legal Director – Commercial Litigation and Insolvency
Legal Director based in London, specialising in commercial litigation and contentious insolvency.
Main areas of practice
Simon is an experienced commercial litigation solicitor. He deals with a wide variety of disputes, primarily for corporate clients, with a focus on claims arising in the context of corporate insolvency, professional negligence recoveries and banking and finance litigation.
Simon acts for insolvency practitioners, private equity investors and a variety of international and domestic banks and financial institutions. He also has links with litigation funders and key players in the third party funding market.
- Acting for a major German bank in relation to a complex claim for breach of duty against a commercial property valuer worth in excess of £60million concerning high value, commercial real estate in London.
- Acting for the liquidators of a UK based serviced office company, pursuing claims for wrongful trading and breach of duty, seeking a contribution in excess of £7million from the directors.
- Acting for the joint liquidators of a Mauritian bank in relation to the enforcement of loans secured against high value residential properties in London.
- Advising a banking client in relation to potential recoveries arising from a portfolio of international real estate investments, involving multiple jurisdictions and choices of law.
Simon is keen on innovation in the funding of legal costs, investment in and acquisition of claims by third parties and finding new ways of funding commercial recoveries.
Related Knowledge & Resources
Blake Morgan acted on Francis and another (Appellants) v Vista Del Mar Developments Ltd (Respondent) (Cayman Islands) Case ID: JCPC 2017/0074.
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