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Simon Stempien


Commercial Property

Simon has extensive and varied experience as a Commercial Property Solicitor and works with companies, charities, banks, developers and individuals across Kent and the South East. He is based in our Herne Bay office.

Uk recommended lawyer 2024

Simon Stempien is a Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer who is recognised in the 2024 rankings as being a "key lawyer" in our Commercial Property Team.

He has a reputation for giving clear, practical advice to enable his clients to reach commercially sound decisions throughout the transaction. Clients regularly comment on his approachability and ability to make the legal process less stressful by talking them through complex legal documents in a language they can understand.

Simon has considerable experience in both commercial and residential property, freehold and leasehold matters. He also has experience in dealing with the complex aspects of property transactions.

Recent transactions include helping a number of developers acquire land in consideration of the longer term needs of a development. Most notably he has advised on the sale of a development site for £5.2m, the sale and division of properties with a total value of £1.3m and worked with a national pharmacy chain on their property letting requirements.

After graduating with a first class degree from the University of Kent, Simon started his full time legal career in London in a niche regulatory and commercial litigation firm before attaining a distinction in his LPC. Simon qualified as a Commercial Property solicitor in 2013 and has worked closely with companies and individuals in the Kent area ever since. Simon joins Girlings from another leading Kent law Firm.

Commercial Property


Simon has particular expertise in:

  • Commercial and residential property sales, purchases and assignments
  • Sales of land for development
  • Sales of part and division of land including advising on rights to be granted and reserved
  • Option agreements
  • Overage agreements
  • Contracts subject to planning
  • Promotion agreements
  • Wayleaves
  • Section 106 Planning Agreements
  • Refinance work for both lenders and borrowers
  • Residential and commercial leasehold documentation for landlords and tenants
  • First registration of unregistered estates
  • Transfer of equity and joint ownership agreements
  • Deeds of easements and variation
  • Auction sales and purchases
  • Adverse possession claims litigation


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Usman Miah

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Thomas Picknell

Assistant Solicitor
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Lauren Jones

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