Carol Hewson



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General Experience

Carol has extensive experience of commercial litigation including domestic and international arbitration and mediation.

With a focus on commercial real estate, landlord and tenant and property insolvency litigation, she acts for institutional landlords, developers and banks, as well as for commercial tenants.

Carol also acts for commercial clients such as Network Rail on a wide range of commercial disputes with other railway industry parties, including mediation, arbitration and bespoke railway industry dispute procedures.

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Recent Work
  • acting for Network Rail in connection with a significant Network Change claim brought by First Great Western involving the hearing of First Great Western's appeal on a preliminary issue to the Commercial Court against an arbitration award made in Network Rail's favour and acting in connection with the subsequent successful application for leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal
  • acting for Network Rail in connection with a High Court commercial lease renewal under the 1954 Landlord and Tenant Act in respect of the WHSmith units at Euston station the terms of which were to act as a template for significantly all of the WHSmith leases at the Network Rail managed stations. The dispute involved a number of complicated legal issues including issues of turnover rent and supplier income
  • acting for a well known Lender in connection with the recovery of losses arising out of an extensive mortgage fraud in which solicitors, valuation surveyors and mortgage introducers were implicated, including dealing with the repossession and recovery process on behalf of the Lender and its LPA receivers.

Carol is a founder member of the Property Litigation Association. She is a regular speaker at conferences and was a Blundell lecturer in 2009. She joined Simmons & Simmons as an assistant solicitor in 1983 and in 1986 she became a partner in the commercial litigation department.