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Personal Injury Awards - 2018Winner - Complex and Serious Personal Injury Team
Claimant Team of the Year
Judges at the 11th Personal Injury Awards praised our team for standing apart from the competition “even though it was fierce”. They also said, “What won it for them was their impressive client testimonials, as well as their focus on teamwork and getting the best out of every individual.”
Rose Gibson, Head of the Complex and Serious Personal Injury Team, commented: “It is wonderful to be recognised as a team who really care.
“It is not always easy dealing with people in crisis, but together, we can make the road to recovery more bearable.”
Personal Injury Awards - 2018Winner - Peter Garsden
Claimant Lawyer of the Year
Peter has fought for the rights of child and elder abuse victims since 1994.
Peter commented: “It was an honour to win the Claimant Lawyer of the Year category against such excellent candidates for the award.
“I have to thank my dedicated Abuse Team at Simpson Millar, all of whom provide support and work painstakingly for some of the most vulnerable, deserving and needy clients in the personal injury arena.
“Let us hope that the much-needed changes to civil justice are now implemented to assist the victims/survivors.”
While judges at the Personal Injury Awards described the submissions as “excellent”, they said Peter provided “outstanding evidence against the judging criteria”.
Claims Management Awards - 2017Winner - Peter Garsden
Lifetime Achievement Award
We were proud to see Peter Garsden, our Head of Abuse, awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Peter was singled out for being the coordinating solicitor for most child abuse compensation claims and group actions in the north of England. The award also recognises his work as a founding member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers and for acknowledging - and seeking to mitigate - the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder on professionals who work on child abuse cases.
Law Society Awards - 2016Winner - Simpson Millar
Excellence in Learning and Development
Our goal of supporting colleagues, nurturing talent, and developing skills was recognised at the Law Society Awards in 2016 after a two-year implementation of a leadership development programme across our firm.
Emma Brooksbank, Head of Immigration Services, also received a nomination for Junior Lawyer of the Year in the 2016 Law Society Awards.
Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards - 2016Shortlisted
Our Polish department has gone from strength to strength in recent years, built on a strong reputation in the Polish Community particularly in London, Manchester and the South West.
Simpson Millar is a very broad-based consumer law firm, and our Polish clients having initially approached us because they have suffered from an injury, frequently also benefit from being signposted to our court of protection department, private client, public law, family and conveyancing services - and of course they can access this advice in their own language because of our team of translators, based nationwide.
Law Society Excellence Awards - 2015Winner- Peter Garsden
Solicitor of the Year Award
Peter Garsden, our Head of Abuse, won Solicitor of the Year award at the Law Society Excellence Awards in 2015.
This award was designed to recognise an ‘outstanding contribution made by a solicitor in private practice’. Peter was chosen by the judges because of his dedication to improving standards of advice that is given to survivors of abuse.
He said: “Abuse is a harrowing side of law that needs people who are willing to work hard for justice. I am so thankful to be a part of something that is so important. I have been tested over the years; it has never been easy for me to focus on this area of law, but I have been compelled by the cases I have come across.”
Yorkshire Legal Awards - 2014Simpson Millar
Private Client Award
Eclipse Proclaim Modern Law Awards - 2013Highly Commended - Peter Garsden
Lawyer of the Year
The Eclipse Proclaim Modern Law Awards celebrate innovative business and legal service providers.
Law Firm Services Conveyancing Awards - 2013Winner - Simpson Millar
Our Conveyancing Solicitors won this prestigious accolade in the same year in 2013, the same year in which we achieved Law Society accreditation.
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