£15 Million in Fifteen Years of Simpkins & Co

We are delighted to say that Simpkins & Co is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this month. Specialising in personal injury, clinical negligence claims, and employment law, we have assisted in excess of 3,000 clients since being established in 2004. We’ve seen significant changes during that period, including the handling of an increasing number of serious […]

Congratulations to Steve on his Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation

Steve is one of only 7 solicitors in the whole of Dorset who holds a Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation. There are also only 7 solicitors in Hampshire who hold the award. To achieve the Personal Injury Accreditation, applicants need to demonstrate a detailed understanding of personal injury law, along with the experience and knowledge […]

Disabled M&S worker awarded £1,000 against the company by employment tribunal

Mr M who suffers from a disability requiring him to go to the toilet more frequently, asked his employer to provide a lift key for the customer lift which would allow him to reach the 2nd floor staff toilets more easily. He had been using the goods lift, the stairs and escalators, but after an operation […]

Supreme court’s judgment could influence legal battles over employment status.

plumber shaking hands with a lawyer

The UK’s highest court has unanimously decided that a heating engineer has won his employment claim against Pimlico Plumbers. It was established that he was a worker and not self-employed. This will set a clear precedent for those employed in the gig economy and influence the outcome of long legal battles such as those involving […]

Why we’re proud to stand tall in our industry

We are under no illusion that the personal injury claims industry does not come top of the league when it comes to popularity contests, however, at Simpkins & Co Solicitors we can hand on heart stand tall and proud when it comes to honesty and integrity. In a week when data from Ofcom revealed that […]

Church minister complains of direct marriage discrimination

In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has overturned an employment tribunal’s decision to strike out a church minister’s complaint of direct marriage discrimination. The minister was employed in North London and had been married for 18 years before his marriage started to break down. He believed that some members of the church would not […]

How will the Chancellor’s Autumn 2017 budget affect employers and employees?

The Chancellor presented his latest budget to the House of Commons on Wednesday 22 November, including increases to the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and the National Living Wage (NLW). The Government accepted the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission for increases to the NMW and the NLW, which it’s estimated will benefit more than 2 […]

Why do you need an experienced personal injury solicitor to handle your claim?

The day in mid-February 2014 began as a normal day out for a mother and her adult daughter. The mother was driving with her daughter in the passenger seat, when suddenly and without warning, a car exited a side road and collided with the mother’s vehicle just behind the passenger’s door. The impact of the […]

Compensation Explained

Hot off the press from APIL (the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers). These leaflets are a great guide for anyone who’s been injured through no fault of their own but isn’t sure about how or why to claim compensation. Send us a message if you’d like one posted out. Alternatively, check out the online version […]