Our 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 9 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.

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Our Timeline


Henry Simpson becomes a partner based in the London Bridge area


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


Merges with W R Millar and Sons to form Simpson Millar


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


Simpson Millar becomes an LLP


Simpson Millar acquired by Fairpoint Group

Colemans-CTTS acquired by Fairpoint Group


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

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

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Simpson Millar Solicitors are a national law firm with over 500 staff and offices in Billingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Catterick, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, London and Manchester.