History

A history of putting you and your needs first

We can track our history back to 1841, when Henry Simpson became a partner based in the London Bridge area.

Over the next 170 odd years, we got on with providing the very best service we could to our clients, while expanding the range of services that we could offer, not only to our clients but to a growing number of business partners, organisations and trade unions. 

Fast track to 2015 and Simpson Millar acquired Colemans-CTTS to form a national business with offices across England and Wales.  

Together, the two firms created a strong business with extensive experience, and today, we’ve got more than 500 people working in 11 different offices.

We were the first law firm to receive the Law Society’s award for excellence in Practice Management (Lexcel), and one of the first to be accredited as an “Investor in People”.

Now owned by Doorway, the firm has a clear 5-year plan to grow and become the leading consumer law firm in the UK.

In 2018, as part of this plan, we acquired EAD Solicitors to expand our office network into Liverpool, and JWK, which has 3 offices in Lancaster, Morecambe and Southport.

Call us on 08002605010 or request a callback and we will help you.

Our Timeline

1841

Henry Simpson becomes a partner based in the London Bridge area

1876

Charles Palmer joins the practice and the firm is renamed to Simpson Palmer

1978

Merges with W R Millar and Sons to form Simpson Millar

1991

Simpson Millar expands into Leeds to service union clients in the north of England

2006

Simpson Millar becomes an LLP

2014

Simpson Millar acquired by Fairpoint Group

2015
Colemans-CTTS acquired by Fairpoint Group

2017

Fairpoint goes into administration. Simpson Millar ring-fenced and provided with funding by Doorway Capital

2018
Doorway Capital becomes owner of Simpson Millar. Agrees a five-year strategic investment plan to grow the business

Simpson Millar opens in Liverpool with acquisition of EAD Solicitors

Simpson Millar acquires JWK, with offices in Lancaster, Morecambe and Southport

Call us on 08002605010 or request a callback and we will help you.

Simpson Millar is a national law firm with over 500 staff and offices in Bristol, Cardiff, Kingston-upon-Thames, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Morecambe and Southport.