Simon Sinnatt is the current Head of One Crown Office Row’s Brighton Annex. Simon is a property law specialist, practising primarily in Sussex, London and the South Coast, acting for developers, local government and private clients.
He gives talks each year to both Local Government and solicitors in The South East. He is noted for taking an innovative practical approach to clients’ problems.
Simon is recommended by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.Property, Landlord & Tenant
Simon is a Property law specialist practising primarily in Sussex, London and the South Coast, acting for developers, local government and private clients. He is a member of the Property Bar Association and has been involved in a number of notable cases.
- Golding v Martin (2019) EWCA Civ 446 - Second appeal concerning the meaning of success in a forfeiture set aside case.
- Sinclair Gardens (Kensington) Investments Ltd v 2 Medina Villas  PLSCS 132: Collective enfranchisement case concerning the valuation of car parking spaces and what amounts to a substantive interference of a right of way.
- Henley v Bloom  EWCA Civ 202;  1 W.L.R. 1770;  H.L.R. 29;  N.P.C. 29;  2 P. & C.R. DG13: Case concerning whether a dilapidations claim should be struck out for abuse of process.
- Bluestorm v Portvale Holdings  22 E.G. 142: Case casting doubt on Yorkbrook.
- Brighton & Hove City Council v Collinson  28 E.G. 178: Security of tenure under the '54 Act.
Simon regularly undertakes contentious probate and trusts of land disputes, advising and representing clients needs at all levels of Court. Simon has particular expertise in relation to proprietary estoppel having appeared in one of the leading cases on the subject.
- Clarke v Meadus  EWHC 3117 - A proprietary estoppel case concerning the alleged promise of a mother to child to leave her interest in a family property to her and whether the half already transferred satisfied the minimum equity.
- Bonhmas 1793 v Lawson & Ors: A multi handed High Court case about the ownership of a rare Ferrari that settled on the first day of a three week hearing.
Simon represents various local authorities combining his property expertise with the particular needs of local government.
- L. M. Associates Limited v Gibbeson  EWCA Civ 1460: successful in the Court of Appeal on “an issue of jurisdiction on which there is no prior authority”.
- Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust v Price (2016): Represented the NHS Foundation Trust in unusual bed blocking case of a possession order of a hospital bed.
- R (Boyejo, Towler, Rush, Sanders & Kemp) v Barnet London Borough Council & R (Ronald Smith) v Portsmouth City Council  EWHC 3261 (Admin): Case dealing with the level of consultation and involvement of Disabled people and compliance with Section 49A(1) of the DDA.
Simon acts for developers and private clients in cases involving professional negligence in his specialist area of property law.
Simon accepts work from lay clients via Direct Access. You can view his profile here.
Court of Appeal confirms no appeal from refusal to allow an oral hearing following TWM - Nov 2020
Simon Sinnatt was successful in the Court of Appeal on “an issue of jurisdiction on which there is no prior authority”. The matter before the Court of Appeal concerned the following: “The...
Simon Sinnatt successful in Hospital Covid-19 need case - Apr 2020
The High Court recently handed down judgment remotely in this case in which Simon Sinnatt, instructed by Sophie Barbour, Hempsons, on behalf of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation...
1 Crown Office Row remains a Tier 1 Set in the Legal 500 2020 - Sep 2019
We are delighted to remain ranked as a 'leading set' or in tier 1 in the latest edition of the Legal 500 with our members highly ranked in Family & Children Law, Crime, Property and Commercial...
1COR sponsor “Rising Star of the Year Award” at the Surrey Law Society Legal Awards 2019 - Sep 2019
1COR had a fantastic night at the Surrey Law Society for their annual Legal Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner, held on 19th September 2019 at The Mandolay Hotel, Guildford. Further details available...
1COR nominated for ‘Family Law Chamber of the Year: Regional Award’ at the Family Law Awards - Sep 2019
Delighted to announce that 1COR has been shortlisted for the 'Family Law Chamber of the Year: Regional Award' in the Lexis Nexis Family Law Awards. We are proud of their recognition of our Family Law...
1COR’s annual Ghulam Hussain Volleyball Cup featured in The Argus - Aug 2019
We were delighted to read a feature focusing on our annual Ghulam Hussain Volleyball Cup in The Argus News Section (pg. 17). The tournament is named in memory of fellow barrister Ghulam Hussain and...
1COR’s annual Ghulam Hussain Volleyball Cup is here! - Jul 2019
Each year, 1COR raise money for the Rockinghorse Appeal and remember fellow barrister Ghulam Hussain. This hugely popular event is going from strength to strength in its 9th year with 15 teams...
1COR Brighton raising awareness of Mental Health for Mental Health Awareness Week - May 2018
Mental Health affects every industry and is all too easily pushed to the bottom of our priorities. As part of Mental Heath Awareness Week, 1COR are participating in Mental Heath First Aid training to...
Contracts Seminar on recent changes to the law of illegality and limitation cases - Oct 2017
The Civil Law team gave a Contracts Seminar last week on recent changes to the law of illegality and limitation cases, as well as an update on the dynamics of mediation. Paul Ashwell explained that...
Unusual Case Of A Possession Order Over A Hospital Bed - Dec 2016
The case of the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust v Price has been garnering a great deal of attention as it highlights the support the Courts are willing to give an NHS Foundation Trust when a...
New Appointment of Simon Sinnatt as Head of Annex - Nov 2016
Crown Office Row Chambers, Brighton are pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Sinnatt as Head of Annex. We look forward to continued growth under his leadership. All Members of Chambers...
Seminar/Webinar – Injunctions & Damages in Property Litigation - Mar 2015
Following the Supreme Court decision in Coventry v Lawrence, when will the court give an injunction and when will it award damages in lieu? How will damages be assessed? Simon Sinnatt will assess...
Our Civil and Criminal Barristers give client care talk to Worthing Law Society - May 2012
Four members of chambers from the civil and criminal teams - Paul Ashwell, Simon Sinnatt, Christine Henson and Francesca Lewington - gave a seminar for the Worthing Law Society on 10th May 2012 on the...
Jones v Kernott – Where is the certainty in a world of imputed intention - Dec 2011
Simon Sinnatt and Paul Ashwell will be giving a seminar on the impact of the Supreme Court decision in Jones v Kernott  UKSC 53 on trusts of land, ascertaining the beneficiaries' respective...
Simon Sinnatt interviewed on BBC Radio Sussex - Mar 2011