Garry joined Simpkins & Co in May 2020 bringing 40 years’ experience in litigation matters ranging from general private client work, debt collection and matrimonial through to personal injury claims arising from road traffic accidents, employers and public liability as well as clinical/medical negligence. Garry has worked with major law firms dealing with both Claimant and Defendant matters. He feels this gives him a well-rounded approach to claims and settlement, whilst his experience of private client and matrimonial work has resulted in an approachable and sympathetic attitude and desire to achieve the best result in the shortest time for clients. He’s a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is dedicated to improving the services provided for victims of personal injury. Garry additionally worked as clerk and responsible financial officer to Eastergate Parish Council and was Hon. Secretary and responsible financial officer to the charitable Eastergate Parish Hall for some 20 years. He continues to support St. Wilfred’s Hospice Charity by volunteering wherever possible. His leisure pursuits include running and rambling together with problem-solving.
Dealing with an upset mother who felt that her son was not receiving the correct advice from his then solicitors following a motor accident where three passengers were killed. The son had been advised to accept the sum of £7,500 as liability was denied, despite significant injuries including traumatic brain injury. Instructions were transferred to me, and appropriate experts were instructed, including engineers and crash reconstruction experts who had been involved in investigations relating to Princess Diana’s death as well as a Top Gear presenter’s near-fatal crash. The result was settled by high court proceedings with the client receiving in the order of £150,000.