Simon has extensive experience in a wide range of insolvency, property, commercial and chancery disputes. His key areas of expertise are bankruptcy, liquidation, directors’ duties, property and contractual matters. Simon has published 80 articles and bulletins on personal/corporate insolvency, property, company, taxation, civil procedure and mortgages, amongst other topics.
First, Simon outlines Standard Eligibility Requirements relevant to ratepayers with regards to unoccupied hereditaments. He then puts forward relevant case law, revealing how Magistrates Courts can set aside a liability order in various special circumstances.
Standard Eligibility Requirements
Criteria and evidence
Local Government Finance Act 1988
R (Brighton and Hove City Council) v Brighton and Hove Justices  EWHC 1800 (Admin) (‘Hamdan’)
Lang v Kingswood
Rix LJ in Tibbles v SIG Plc  EWCA Civ 518
Thevarajah v Riordan  UKSC 78;  1 W.L.R. 76
Catalyst Management Services v Libya Africa Investment Portfolio  EWCA Civ 1676
Hamblen LJ in Terry v BCS Corporate Acceptances Ltd  EWCA Civ 2422
Other powers to set aside
CPR 39.3 and Three Part Test
More about Simon Hill
Simon regularly appears in the Business and Property Courts, typically in the Companies and Insolvency List, where he has an established practice representing companies, creditors, debtors, directors, office holders in various business and company law related matters.
Simon achieved a first class degree in law from Cambridge University and is a scholar of St John’s College, Cambridge University.
Simon serves as Deputy Treasurer of 33 Bedford Row and Head of Insolvency.