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Consumer services takeover

Now a subsidiary of professional services organisation Fairpoint Plc, Simpson Millar has grand plans for the next few years. Peter Watson talks to Laura Clenshaw

30 June 2015

Your ambition is to
climb from 122th in
The Lawyer’s top 200
to the top 50 in the next three years. In a nutshell, why and how do you plan to do this?

Our goal, for some years,
has been to become a leading national consumer law firm. While the top 50 is our target from a revenue point of view,
it’s important to note that achieving that kind of growth would put us among the five largest consumer law firms in the UK. We will achieve our revenue target through a combination of acquisition
and organic growth.

The majority of your work is consumer-facing, with only a minor arm in corporate work. Does this make the above challenge more daunting?

On the contrary; the UK
legal marketplace is hugely fragmented with over 10,000 practices around the country, t...

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