Derek Simmonds

Role - Commercial Litigator

I come from a solid background as a senior Equity Partner where  I  was head of litigation for a regional law firm together with business experience until my early retirement from the practice.

I am an Accredited Mediator and Dispute Resolution Lawyer working for  Dyne’s commercial clients. I enjoy working with clients and the skills I bring to the table include:

  • Good people and communication skills.
  • Understanding my clients goals
  • Cost effectiveness and adding value
  • Strategic and creative thinker
  • Delivery of excellent client service
  • Financial planning and management

I have been involved in a wide range of litigation including some high profile, high value cases .

Specific areas of specialisms are in the following areas:

  • All kinds of property disputes (ownership, boundaries, rights of way, tenancy).
  • Commercial disputes (defended debt) contract, partnership shareholder disputes.
  • Construction /Building disputes (acting for both builders and property owners).
  • Professional Negligence


I am a strong supporter of mediation with considerable experience in representing clients in mediations and also being appointed the mediator. There is nothing more satisfying than concluding mediation with a deal done which everybody can live with!


I have experience in HR and employment law to add to the breadth of knowledge with the firm.