Operations Team

Dan Whitfield

Operations Manager


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Dan Whitfield is an Operations Manager in our Public Law department, based in Lancaster.

Professional Biography

Dan graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from Northumbria University in 2016, focusing on Family, Employment, and Company Law. He started his career with us at Simpson Millar in November 2016 as an Education Law Advisor. In January 2019, Dan moved into Operations Support, and by June 2021, he became the Operations Manager.

With a combined experience of 3 years in the Education team and 4 years in Operations at Simpson Millar, Dan has developed a comprehensive understanding of the legal sector's operations.  His role primarily involves working closely with the Head of departments and the Head of the Public Practice Area.

Dan plays a key role in identifying and implementing strategies to increase efficiency, ensuring that clients receive the best possible service. Part of his responsibilities includes supporting Solicitors by ensuring they have all the necessary tools and resources to excel in their roles. He also manages the Public Operational team, coordinating their efforts and fostering a productive work environment.

Dan chose a career in Public Law because he wanted to help clients and children who are in difficult situations. He finds it very rewarding to see how his work positively changes people’s lives. His passion for Public Law, combined with his focus on operational improvements, reflects his dedication to supporting clients and making a meaningful difference.

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