Simon Kiely – a profound knowledge of his practice area, many years’ experience, pragmatism and efficiency all keep his clients coming back for more. Simon is a pleasure to work with: his knowledge, experience and thoroughness instill confidence, and his instructions are always well-researched and prepared.
Legal 500 2023
Simon Kiely is exceptionally organised, considered, thorough, and always well-prepared.
Legal 500 2023
Simon advises both public and private sector clients on a range of civil, regulatory and public law issues, including housing disputes, a range of landlord and tenant issues (including commercial property, planning, and boundary issues), tax cases, injunctions, construction disputes, and Judicial Review amongst others.
Simon is also an expert prosecutor with a particular expertise in the areas of trading standards, food safety, health and safety, planning, and fraud, and regularly appears as an advocate in the magistrates’ court. Simon also deals with confiscation proceedings, recovering the proceeds of crime from defendants after the conclusion of trial.
Simon has conducted cases in a range of civil tribunal settings including in the Information Rights Tribunal, The Adjudicator to Her Majesty’s Land Registry, the Property Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal, and the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber).
- Successful prosecution of national discount retailer Poundworld for a number of Health and Safety and Food Safety and Hygiene offences, resulting in the imposition of the largest recorded fine for Food Safety and Hygiene offences.
- Currently retained to advise both the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames and the Local Government Association in relation to a test case regarding the recovery of water charges by local authorities as agents for/on behalf of water companies in light of the decision in the case of Jones v Southwark LBC  EWHC 457 (Ch).
- Currently engaged on a part-time secondment with the office of the Pubs Code Adjudicator in Birmingham, providing advice and assisting with a busy case load of arbitrations and investigations arising out of the Adjudicator and Deputy Adjudicator’s powers and duties under the Pubs Code etc. Regulations 2016.