Simpson Millar is set to expand in Gateshead with leading lawyer


National law firm Simpson Millar LLP is expanding its presence in the North East of England following the appointment of a new head at its Gateshead office.

Kate Virica – Personal Injury and Industrial Disease Solicitor - GatesheadKate Virica has joined the firm as a partner; she is a highly respected solicitor having provided expert legal advice to trade union members and the public in the North East for many years.

She will continue to manage a high profile case load while supervising the Gateshead branch which opened in April 2009. The firm now has eleven offices nationally across England and Wales.

"I am really excited about joining such a forward thinking, innovative firm and welcome the opportunity to provide a first class, professional legal service to the people of Gateshead," said Kate.

She added: "There is a huge need for experienced lawyers with in-depth knowledge and understanding in areas such as industrial disease cases – something that I and the team in Gateshead offer. Simpson Millar is well-known for providing exceptional quality and a complete service to clients; it is great to be part of that."

Peter Watson, managing partner at Simpson Millar said: "Kate has an impressive local reputation of getting excellent results for her clients and maximising compensation payouts. She has often appeared on behalf of injured people in the higher courts and as a senior litigator recognised by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, she is exactly the right type of dynamic individual for our firm."

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