National law firm Simpson Millar has promoted Cardiff-based James Lewis, who specialises in Costs, and Edward Stanfield, a Costs and Solicitor Advocate, to partners as part of its latest promotions round.
They are joined by a further three new partners at the firm, including Nicola Hardy (Central Management), Chris Johnson (Operations and Personal Injury), and Melanie Varey (Court of Protection), taking the total number of Partners within the business to 35.
A further five colleagues were appointed Senior Associate – including Charlotte Rankin in Personal Injury, Paul Rimmer in Travel, Liam Goggin in Abuse, Sarah Holdsworth in Medical Negligence, and Silvia Nicolaou Garcia in Education and Community Care.
Three colleagues were appointed Associate – including Verity Altaras and Sarah Collier in Education and Community Care, and Lidia Foster in the Childcare Proceedings department.
With eight strategically located offices nationwide, Simpson Millar is a leading national consumer law firm delivering Personal injury and Private Client legal services including Conveyancing, Wills, Trusts and Probate, Court of Protection, Family Law, Public Law and Education, Industrial Disease and Clinical Negligence.
The firm, which is known as Simpson Millar ‘The Open Lawyers’, and is establishing itself at the forefront of the changing legal services market, is committed to creating a simpler way to tackle challenges and to ‘open’ up the law to make it easier for people to get legal help and support when they need it.
Greg Cox, CEO, commented: “I congratulate all those who have been named as part of our 2020 promotions round.
“They exemplify the strengths and talents that we have within our Simpson Millar team, and they believe in what we are seeking to achieve here. They have demonstrated creativity, responsibility, helpfulness and inclusiveness in their approach, as well as no small measure of resilience.
“Their promotions are thoroughly deserved, and it is our belief that there is much more to come from them all, and that they will play an integral part in helping Simpson Millar to continue to open up the law.
“This is another sign that Simpson Millar is succeeding amidst the challenges brought about by the continuing Covid-19 restrictions, and as the legal services market continues to change and evolve, we will be at the forefront of responding.
“Our people enable us to succeed and we will continue to promote the best talent from within and to recruit the best talent from the market.
“This is an exciting time for all of our thirteen colleagues named, and we wish them all the best in their new positions.”
Simpson Millar has recently been recognised in The Times’ list of the best 200 law firms in England and Wales for the second year running.
The firm has also received a Tier 1 ranking for Education by the Legal 500; an independent legal industry report.