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Simon Williams is a RICS trained Evaluative Mediator and has been involved in resolution of rural sector disputes since around 2002. Simon leads the rural team in dealing with a wide spectrum of disputes, from boundaries and contract farming to landlord and tenant, development, farming partnerships, infrastructure compensation and valuation matters.

Thankfully, serious disputes are rare, however when they do arise, the often-recommended mediation process recognises that they can have a significant financial and emotional impact, distracting you from personal and business matters. As such, reaching a swift resolution is likely to be a priority for you.

Simon’s knowledge and formal training enables a quicker and more cost-effective means of resolving your dispute than having this dealt with in court or through arbitration.

Given the rare nature of serious disputes which require third party intervention, our experienced team is on hand to discuss in confidence the nature of any dispute which you are experiencing and the evaluative mediation services which we can offer.


A Rural Chartered Surveyor and Valuer for 30 years, Simon has acted for farmers and landowners on a wide range of contentious matters. That initiated a particular interest in mediation as a way of dispute resolution. As a member of the Rural Practice of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, Simon has a deep interest and knowledge of a wide range of rural matters. 

Deep roots set in the countryside

Simon lives in the Lincolnshire Wolds with his wife and three daughters, where he also hobby farms around 75 ewes. He has deep roots set in the countryside and rural businesses. Simon is managing director of Masons & Partners LLP, a company director, professional trustee, an experienced deer manager, Chairman of the South Lincolnshire Deer Management Group and a qualified RICS Accredited Evaluative Mediator. 

To discuss our Dispute Resolution service please email or call our Rural Team on 01507 350500 Option 3

Key skills for rural dispute resolution 

✓ Clear focus on rural property disputes 

✓ RICS Qualified for an evaluative approach to Mediation

✓ Methodical and logical approach to client matters 

✓ Good technical knowledge of a wide range of relevant matters 

✓ Adept at problem solving and using a solutions based approach 

✓ Deep understanding of the rural sector and contentious matters 

Professional mediation experience 

Succession planning

Simon has acted as a facilitator in farming family succession planning for over 20 years. As a result he brings vast experience and sensitivity to what can be challenging circumstances. He often dovetails partnership succession strategy into discussions while covering the parties’ wills. 

This can include the use of trusts if necessary. Simon’s experience, acting for beneficiaries of land trusts, as well as collaboration with other professional advisors ensures a smooth process for all.  

Access and crop damage

Simon has participated in a complex mediation with a large utility company over access to land and damage caused to high value crops. 

Retirement and dissolutions

Simon has acted for parties in contentious partnership retirements and dissolutions which involved both mediation and arbitration. 

Complex valuation matters 

We have a team of professional surveyors for all your valuation matters. When it comes to complex scenarios such as a mixed property portfolio, Simon’s unique expertise and sensitive approach can take the sting out of acrimonious break-ups for both parties, whether personal or professional.  


Simon has extensive renewable sector experience, particularly on shore Wind Farms. 

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