Key people at Simpson Millar LLP
We believe our strength comes from our people, the team
that makes Simpson Millar LLP what it is now and
what it will become in the future.
Simpson Millar LLP consists of 30 partners, 10 Associates, 2 Consultants, and
128 fee earners along with 121 support staff. Managing
Partner, Peter Watson, is responsible for the day-to-day running of
the firm and is supported by the Management Committee
and Equity Partners of the business.
Ben Gent - Partner
Medical Negligence Claims
Ben Gent was recruited at partner level from Ashton Morton Slack in Sheffield. With over 12 years experience in clinical negligence – gained at both a national UK practice and as head of medical negligence at an Australian firm.
Ben is a member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel. He has previously been recommended for his commitment to client care, and a willingness to fight difficult cases.
Career highlights include the decision of the Australian High Court in Melchior v Cattanach and a series of successful judicial review applications providing access to high cost treatments.
Ben has strong links with Headway the brain injury charity as committee member and fundraiser, is a member of the Spinal Injuries Association Solicitors Panel and a Panel solicitor for the Child Brain Injuries Trust.
Quoted in Chambers and Partners UK 2013 as follows: "At Simpson Millar LLP in Gateshead, Ben Gent is another noted claimant lawyer with experience encompassing judicial reviews, brain injury, hip replacement, and regional pain syndrome, to name but a few areas of expertise."
Quoted in Legal 500 2012 as follows: "Ben Gent at Simpson Millar LLP recently acted in a £5m case arising from surgery to separate conjoined twins."
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