Partner, Head of Medical Negligence
Geoffrey joined Simpson Millar in 2015, and has 16 years’ experience of acting for claimants in Clinical and Medical Negligence claims.
Geoffrey is a Solicitor with specialist expertise in complex and high-value medical negligence cases including catastrophic injuries for:
- Cerebral & Erb’s Palsy
- Cauda Equina Syndrome and Spinal Injuries
- Meningitis Mistreatment
- Pregnancy and Birth Injuries
- Treatment leading to Amputation
- Missed and Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer
Geoffrey is also the author of ‘A Practical Approach To Clinical Negligence Post Jackson’, published by Law Brief Publishing in 2016. He has also contributed to the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers’ (APIL) ‘Guide To Catastrophic Injury Claims’.
He also regularly shares his expertise in articles written for the PI Brief Update Journal, the Personal Injury Law Journal, the Journal of Personal Injury Law, the Solicitors’ Journal and the National Medico-Legal Directory.
Geoffrey 'knows all the tricks of litigation' and is noted for his ability to 'identify the true issues in a case' in the Legal 500 2022 UK edition. Other notable comments were:
'Geoffrey Simpson-Scott is an engaging, capable and conscientious practitioner who really knows his onions.’
'Geoffrey Simpson-Scott has a wealth of experience and knows all the tricks of litigation. He knows civil procedure and the relevant case law inside out, which means that his cases are always brilliantly prepared. He is very astute and able to identify the true issues in a case which means the experts are always properly instructed and he doesn’t give false hope if a case if not going to succeed. Lastly, he is very empathetic which is essential in clinical negligence cases.’
The Medical Negligence team at Simpson Millar, has also been ranked. The team, under Geoffrey's guidance continues to handle weighty and complex matters.
Geoffrey is a member of the Law Society and Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA).
Interests outside of work
Football, palaeontology, ancient history, natural history and cosmology.