About Us

We offer quality legal advice.

Our History

Since 2004, Simpkins & Co Solicitors has been providing professional and friendly legal advice to private individuals. We began as a local firm of solicitors based in Highcliffe, Dorset, primarily serving the counties of Hampshire and Dorset, although we can assist clients anywhere in England and Wales.

In 2015 we opened our Polish Litigation Department to meet the growing needs of our expanding client base within the Polish community. 

In 2020, we relocated our main office to the delightful New Forest town of Lyndhurst. Our office, located on the High Street, is directly opposite a large car park. Our presence in Lyndhurst will help to cement our reputation as the ‘go-to firm’ for clients based in the New Forest and surrounding areas. 

Our reputation is founded on providing specialist advice in a professional and approachable manner. We pride ourselves in putting our clients at ease, offering first-rate client care and customer service at all times, and doing our best to make the law clear.

Our Local Community

We are actively involved in our communities and the networks we operate within. We take corporate social responsibility very seriously, and believe in ‘paying back’ to support others. One of our senior members of staff works on a voluntary basis with the local Citizens Advice, and each year we become involved in a number of charitable events, either by participation or sponsorship.

Why Choose Us?

All-round advice & support

Expert advice from Lawyers who care

Regulated & fully insured

When it comes to choosing a solicitor the things that matter most are trust, reliability, professionalism, and the peace of mind in knowing you are in good hands.

The times you need the services of a solicitor are usually when you face trauma, emotional upset or distress, which is why you will want to choose a firm of solicitors who offer you a friendly, compassionate and uncomplicated service.

At Simpkins & Co Solicitors we believe in giving you the best legal advice from the right people.

Our legal expertise covers the demanding areas surrounding personal injury, clinical negligence, employment and family law.

At Simpkins & Co Solicitors our philosophy is to offer you an informal and friendly approach, putting you at ease. Never stuffy and always welcoming, you will soon realise that the whole Simpkins & Co ‘family’ have your best interests at heart.

Our highly experienced legal team are here to support you, and will always keep you fully informed of the progress of your case

Our Commitment

As part of our commitment to ensuring that we give our clients the best advice and reassurance of our expertise and professionalism, we have attained a number of legal accreditations. Steve Simpkins, Principal, is a practising member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel. He and Kimmo Boote, Fellow of the Chartered Legal Executives, are also members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), having both attained Senior Litigator status. 


Our Team

The team at Simpkins & Co Solicitors are all here to provide the highest levels of customer care,
from the moment you make the first contact with us to the successful conclusion of your case.

Steven Simpkins

Owner, Principal Solicitor and Compliance Officer
Steve Simpkins, Principal Solicitor and owner of Simpkins & Co, specialises in personal injury and clinical negligence compensation claims, having over 25 years of experience in these areas. He holds a Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation and has attained Senior Litigator status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). Steve started the firm in 2004, offering expert legal advice to individuals suffering personal injury or clinical negligence. Never stuffy and always caring, he has fought and won many different types of compensation claims. In 2015, Steve opened the Polish Division of Simpkins & Co to meet the needs of his growing client base within the Polish community, living and working in the UK. He enjoys all genres of music, playing his guitar and spending time with his son and daughter.

Beata Suwalska-Pawlik

Trainee Solicitor
Email: beata@simpkinsand.co.uk

Jacque Aitken

Office Manager
Jacque Aitken joined Simpkins & Co in March 2015, following an extensive career with Barclays Bank and a more recent role with a care company, supporting adults with learning disabilities. Jacque’s role in the office encompasses a wide range of operational and business responsibilities, ensuring the general smooth running of the firm. She is a Trustee Board Member for the New Forest Citizens Advice Bureau and uses her skills and experience to support this charity. Outside of work, Jacque enjoys walking, yoga, cycling and spending time with family and friends.

Jacqueline Brown

Legal Assistant
Jacqueline Brown joined Simpkins & Co in September 2020 following 5 years working for Hampshire County Council Library Service. Prior to taking a break from work to look after her two young daughters, Jacqueline worked for HSBC Life & Pensions Plc. initially in the Accounts and New Business Departments and then latterly in the IT Department as a Business Analyst. Jacqueline’s current role as a part-time Legal Assistant to Kimmo Boote primarily involves the preparation of witness statements and schedules of loss. Outside of work, Jacqueline enjoys being a Home Library Service volunteer helping to provide audiobooks for a blind WW2 veteran who is approaching 100 years old! She also enjoys walking her dog, reading, meeting friends and days out with her family in their motorhome.

Lisa Brown

Legal Assistant
Lisa joined Simpkins & Co in November 2020, having worked as a Legal Secretary since 1999, dealing with accidents and personal injury claims. Lisa’s role in the office involves assisting with a variety of matters including supporting the principal fee earners, enabling them to operate efficiently and to provide a professional, high-level service to all clients. Outside of work Lisa enjoys spending time with family and friends, and long walks in the countryside with her husband, two boys and dog.