Simon Wood


21 Sussex Innovation Centre
University of Sussex
Science Park Square
Falmer, Brighton,


01435 502011

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Consultant Solicitor

Simon Wood joined Cognitive Law as a Property Litigation Solicitor in 2020. Based in Sussex Simon specialises in advising clients on a range of legal matters arising from property disputes.

Simon was called to the Bar in 1987 and practised as a barrister from chambers in London from 1990 to 2001. Initially he acted in a wide variety of general civil litigation, but then specialised in property litigation. Simon then moved to a law firm in Lewes from 2004 to 2012, where he specialised exclusively in property litigation. He qualified as an accredited mediator in 2012 and was employed by a solicitors’ firm in Guildford before setting up as a consultant at Cognitive Law.

Simon specialises in all forms of property litigation, in particular:

  • Title and boundary disputes including adverse possession claims, party wall claims, and s. 84 restrictive covenant applications
  • Easements including public and private rights of way
  • Landlord and tenant, both residential and commercial, including 1954 Act business lease renewals, possession actions, forfeiture, breach of covenant, dilapidation claims, and service charge disputes
  • Building disputes
  • Property related professional negligence claims against surveyors and solicitors
  • Property-related insolvency claims

Outside of work much of Simon's spare time is taken up with gardening, as well as enjoying supporting rugby, reading, and the occasional restorative pint.

Property Litigation articles

Introduction to Boundary Disputes - Establishing the boundary 

Boundary Disputes Part two: Using the Boundary Disputes Protocol

Boundary Disputes Part Three: Boundary Agreements and Determined Boundaries 

Covid-19 and Residential Possession Actions

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