Simpson Millar’s Education Team Receives Top Ranking in Legal 500

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Simpson Millar’s Education Team in London has been recommended as a top tier firm in the Legal 500, and ten other practice areas have been recommended.

Our Education team, the largest team of top ranked Education Law specialists in the UK, is in the highest category in The Legal 500 United Kingdom Solicitors 2022 edition.

Imogen Jolley, Director of Public Law, said: “We are extremely proud of our whole Education team who deliver a level of expertise and understanding of clients’ issues that is second to none.

“This recognition is testament to the hard work that everyone in the team puts in to ensuring we actively seek the best outcome for clients. We deliver some amazing results to improve the circumstances of some of the most vulnerable young people.”

Simpson Millar has also been recommended in the following ten practice areas:

      • Employment, London
      • Clinical Negligence, London
      • Court of Protection, London
      • Administrative and Public Law, London
      • Civil Liberties and Human Rights, London
      • Education, North West
      • Family, Leeds, West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire
      • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, North West
      • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, South West
      • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, Yorkshire and the Humber

A total of 23 Lawyers have also been highlighted in the Legal 500 for making standout contributions to their departments.

This includes Senior Associate Solicitor Caroline Fox, who’s been recognised as a Rising Star in the Personal Injury field, Chris Callender, a Partner and Head of our Claims against Public Authorities team, and Partner and Family Law Solicitor Cara Nuttall.

The full list of Lawyers named in the guide is as follows:


Recommended lawyers

Joy Drummond
Michael Keenan
Nicola Hardy

Court of Protection

Recommended lawyers

Melanie Varey

Other key lawyer(s)

Hannah Manson
Caroline Hurst
Aimee Last

Administrative and Public Law

Recommended lawyers

Chris Callender
Silvia Nicolaou Garcia
Victoria Pogge von Strandmann

Civil Liberties and Human Rights

Recommended lawyers

Imogen Jolley

Other key lawyer(s)

Verity Altaras
Lois Clifton
Victoria Pogge von Strandman
Chris Callender


Recommended lawyers

Dan Rosenberg
Imogen Jolley

Other key lawyer(s)

Beth Holbrook

Personal Injury

Recommended lawyers

Caroline Fox
Deborah Krelle
Lee Anderson
Liam Goggin
Melanie Burden
Simon Stanfield

Other key lawyer(s)

Matthew Clayton
Rose Gibson
Gulderen Salih
Joanne Duggan
Michael Abbott

Medical Negligence

Recommended lawyers

David Thomas
Geoffrey Simpson-Scott
Kay Barnes

Other key lawyer(s)

Jodie Cook
Julie Dudson
Sarah Holdsworth
Penny Stead


Recommended lawyers

Cara Nuttall
Patricia Cannon

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