Head of the Commercial Property department as well as Partner, Simon is one of the most experienced members of the Endeavour Partnership team
Simon graduated from the University of Manchester in 1985. After his training contract finished with Punch Robson, Simon qualified into a Commercial Property role giving him nearly 30 years’ experience in this area of law.
Simon specialises in commercial property development, licensed trade real property and development of primary care centres. Simon has advised on several large developments within the hospitality sector, most recently advising Benchmark Leisure Limited on their landmark water park development in Scarborough. Simon has also worked on the acquisition, funding and development of Rockliffe Hall since its inception in 2008.
Simon took part in the CEO Sleepout in 2016, raising over £1,600 for the homeless in the area by sleeping on the recreated Victorian street at Preston Hall Museum.
Simon has also been instructed in relation to regeneration of part of historic Middlesbrough Dock including a proposed indoor snow centre, the flagship part of the development’ between the bits on Scarborough and Rockliffe.
Simon is ranked in band 1 of lawyers in the Chambers and Partners Directory 2015. “Team leader Simon Wake remains an admired practitioner, commended for his ‘level-headed, very commercial’ manner and ability to work well with the other side. He routinely acts for owners and developers on complex property issues.”
Qualified as a Solicitor
Became Associate at Eversheds
Joined Endeavour Partnership as a Partner
Became Head of the Property department
Advised on and Completed Glassworks development
Elected chairman of the Tees Valley Committee at the NEEC