Greg Cox

Managing Partner and CEO


Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Legal Costs, Regulatory.


Greg Cox is CEO of Simpson Millar as well as being one of the leading experts in legal costs and funding issues, a Solicitor-Advocate (appearing in the Higher Courts), a High Court Assessor (sitting in Appeals to the High Court) a Mediator and a member of the Bar Council Remuneration Committee.

Greg has particular expertise in law firm acquisition and mergers, law firm regulation and shaping law firms to respond to changes in the legal and regulatory landscape.

Greg has acted in many of the leading cases about legal costs over the last 20 years including in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. He is regularly instructed in appeals on points of principle or in test cases. Greg is a contributing author of the Law Society Litigation Funding Handbook and speaks and lectures regularly and has been instructed to appear in the High Court as an Expert Witness.


Higher Courts (Civil Proceedings) Rights of Audience, High Court Costs Assessor, member of the Bar Council Remuneration Committee.

Interests outside of work

3 children take up most of his spare time, otherwise music (guitar, fretted instruments generally) and sports

Cases Dealt With

As practitioner:

Lexlaw v Zuberi (test case on Damages Based Agreements) [2021] EWCA Civ 16

Coventry v Lawrence (No 3) UKSC 2012/0076 (Compatibility of Access to Justice Costs regime with Article 6 and/or A1P1 rights)

Qader v Esure [2016] EWCA Civ 1109

Denton v TH White (Test case on relief from sanctions) (for the Bar Council as intervenor) [2014] EWCA Civ 906

Barr & others –v- Biffa Waste [2009] EWHC 1033 (TCC)

Lamont –v- Burton [2007] EWCA Civ 429

Rogers –v- Merthyr Tydfil [2006] EWCA Civ 1134 (Court of Appeal Test Case on ATE insurance)

Burridge –v- Airwork [2004] EWCA Civ 459

Tyndall –v- Battersea Dogs Home (LTL 3/10/2005)

Hollins –v- Russell and others (test case on Conditional Fee Agreements) [2003] EWCA Civ 718

As assessor:

Aaron –v- Shelton (2004) 3 All ER 561.

Jenkins –v- Young Brothers [2006] EWHC 151 (QB)

Birmingham City Council –v- Crook [2007] EWHC Civ 1415

Oliver –v- Whipps Cross [2009] EWHC 1104 (QB)

LSC –v- F, S & K [2011] EWHC 0145

Manning v Begg [2011] EWHC 3054 (QB)

Kremen v Kendastar [2012] EWHC 0512 (QB)

Blankley v Central Manchester [2014] EWHC 168 (QB)

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