Simon Wood Partner

Speaks:  English

Primary office:  Birmingham

Practice areas:

Simon Wood

An asset management specialist, Simon advises institutional investors and funds, pension funds, high value corporate and public sector tenants in relation to all aspects of their real estate portfolios across all asset classes.

Simon puts in place robust and commercial arrangements that work in his clients' favour, whether they are instituting new lettings, re-gearing existing leases or preparing parts of their portfolio for sale. Approachable and responsive, his client-focused attitude means he is an expert at keeping their objectives in mind and ensuring his transactions are completed with speed and accuracy.

With an extensive and successful track record of completing real estate transactions, managing property portfolios and negotiating leasehold obligations, Simon brings clients a balanced perspective (partly developed through one of his previous roles as Company Solicitor for an AIM listed retailer) and an incisive focus on what is important and what is not.


Client include:

  • M&G RE
  • Nuveen Real Estate
  • Diageo Pension Fund
  • Northern Ireland Government Pension Fund
  • The Hut Group
  • NFU Mutual


Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2021

    • Career
      May 2021
      Gowling WLG (UK), Partner
  • 2017

    • Career
      August 2017
      Gowling WLG (UK), Director
  • 2016

    • Career
      February 2016
      Gowling WLG (UK), principal associate
  • 2015

    • Career
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, principal associate
  • 2014

    • Career
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, senior associate
  • 1998

    • Education
      College of Law, York, LPC
  • 1995

    • Education
      University of Leeds, LLB