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.
Our client testimonials will demonstrate that we firmly believe in giving friendly,
professional legal advice; helping you understand the law, and your legal entitlements.
Solicitor, Principal and Compliance Officer for Legal Practice
Steve Simpkins specialises in dealing with accident and employment claims, and has over 20 years’ experience in these areas. He’s a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and has attained Senior Litigator status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), as well as being a member of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA). He is a Trustee Board Member for the New Forest Citizens Advice Bureau and the company holds a Gold Corporate Membership of the Spinal Injuries Association. Steve takes a keen interest in these charities. In 2015, Steve opened another office in central London to meet the needs of his growing client base in that area. He also created a Polish division within the Highcliffe office, advising Polish clients living and working in the UK.
Bartosz Maj is the Litigation Executive in the Polish Department at Simpkins & Co Solicitors, where he assists principal lawyers in advising our clients on employment and business issues. He also supports clients in any personal injury or clinical negligence compensation claims. Bartosz is passionate about supporting the Polish community, making them aware of how the UK legal system works. He has published articles in Poland on the legal rights of residents and entrepreneurs in the UK, including business start-up advice. Bartosz speaks fluent Polish, English, Russian and Czech.
Agnieszka Bania. Originally from Poland, she moved to the UK in 2001, graduated from Bournemouth University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Law (Hons) degree in Business Law, and in 2014 qualified as a Solicitor of the Senior Court of England. Agnieszka specialises in all areas of commercial litigation, employment law and personal injury cases. Alongside her English clients, she also heads up our Polish division at Simpkins & Co, working with the Polish clients who are living and working in the UK.
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 strategic business responsibilities, ensuring the general smooth running of the firm. Along with Principal Steve Simpkins, she is a Trustee Board Member for the New Forest Citizens Advice Bureau and enjoys using her skills and experience to support this charity.
Peter Kovacs has joined Simpkins & Co Solicitors as Legal Administrator, primarily to advise and communicate with our growing number of Hungarian clients. Working in tangent with our senior lawyers, Peter also assists in the preparation of documents relating to any personal injury or clinical negligence compensation claims and in any employment law matters. Fluent in English and Hungarian, Peter also translates for the legal team as required.
Adelaida (Amy) Emelina is Legal Administrator at Simpkins & Co Solicitors. Amy graduated in Romania in 2010 as a technician in economic activities and her role involves supporting clients in all aspects of personal injury, clinical negligence and employment law. She is also fluent in English and Hungarian and assists our lawyers with written and verbal translations on all legal cases undertaken by the company on behalf of Hungarian or Romanian clients.
Secretary to the Principal
Lynn Knight joined Simpkins & Co in March 2015 as Steve Simpkins’ Secretary. She has extensive previous experience having worked for two other law firms, being a fee earner and having her own case load. Lynn has also worked as a Marie Curie Nurse for three years, offering palliative care to terminally ill patients at the end of their lives and counselling their families.
Samantha Steele moved to the New Forest from Sussex in 2005 having worked for two local solicitors prior to joining Simpkins & Co Solicitors in 2011. Samantha’s role includes supporting the legal team with a wide range of administrative and research functions.
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. Two of our senior members of staff work on a voluntary basis with the local Citizens Advice, and each year we get involved in a number of charitable events, either by participation or sponsorship.