New law firm moves in

National law firm Simpson Millar is opening an office in Sheffield and has appointed a business development director to expand its work with serious injury charities, support groups and SMEs.

The firm already has offices in eight UK cities and Velocity House on Solly Street will be the location for its ninth base.

Chris Rodgers who joins the firm as business development director will be spending some of his time here while building Simpson Millar’s profile for personal injury claims generally but with an emphasis on catastrophic or serious injury claims, as well as its reputation in the SME market for quality commercial advice.

“We have been looking to set up an office in Sheffield for some time,” said the firm’s managing partner, Peter Watson.

Meanhile, Patrick Booth has joined Simpson Millar’s clinical negligence department as a partner.

He will divide his time between the firm’s Yorkshire offices including its newly opened base in Sheffield.