Simon Strelitz


Simon is an experienced housing and property practitioner with 18 years’ continuous experience in all aspects of the work undertaken across the Property Division. He is also an Accredited Mediator for Commercial and Civil matters.

He joined Five Paper on 1 July 2021 having previously been at a specialist housing and property set between 2002 and 2011. Subsequently, for the last 10 years he has worked as an in-house barrister, initially at Clarke Willmott LLP and, most recently, Capsticks Solicitors LLP where he acted for multiple social landlords on a range of housing and property issues. During his time at these firms he worked on a number of high profile housing cases including Aster Communities v. Ackerman Livingstone [2015] UKSC 15.

He has considerable experience of advising social housing clients on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters, as well as appearing in courts at all levels from the County Court to the Court of Appeal, and the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and Upper Tribunal.
Simon enjoys training officers working for social housing providers and seek to explain things in a down-to-earth and digestible way. He has spoken at national housing events and delivered bespoke training to providers, often assisting clients to reduce the costs of and exposure to litigation and, wherever possible, keep cases out of court.

Simon also has a passion for delivering training to social housing providers and has done so at national and regional events. During the pandemic, he developed a series of bespoke on-line training courses with detailed materials and templates to assist social housing providers across England and Wales to navigate the changes to possession cases as a result of COVID-19.


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