Simpson Millar bolsters Court of Protection team with new appointment

Simpson Millar bolsters Court of Protection team with new appointment

Leading consumer law firm Simpson Millar has further solidified its commitment to building a national network of specialists to act on behalf of its clients with another Court of Protection appointment

Joining as an Associate Solicitor, Kayleigh Smith will oversee the day-to-day management of property, investments, welfare benefits, vehicle requirements, therapy and employment of carers on behalf of her clients.

Based in Manchester she brings with her a wealth of experience in Mental Capacity Law, managing the affairs of vulnerable people and supporting the litigation process since 2009, as well as extensive experience in managing the financial affairs of clients who are unable to do so themselves.

Her appointment to the firm follows hot on the heels of the arrival of Kate Edwards who joined earlier this month, and further bolsters the growing Court of Protection department which is led by Mel Varey, and which also welcomed Carl Marston last year.

Commenting on her new role, Kayleigh said: “I am thrilled to be joining the team at Simpson Miller and to have the opportunity to continue working within an area of law that provides a valuable service to our clients, which has always been a passion of mine.

“I take a huge amount of pride in building a relationship with the individuals I work with – many of whom are extremely vulnerable – in order to best understand their needs and be creative in my approach to their problems.

“Simpson Millar’s similar ethos of providing the best possible legal support to clients at the key moments in their lives, and when they need it most, is something that really resonates with me, and I am looking forward to becoming a part of the team.”

Mel Varey who heads up the Simpson Millar Court of Protection team, including the Simpson Millar Corporation Trust, added: “It is an honour to be welcoming Kayleigh to the team. Her wealth of experience and passion for the field is highly impressive and makes her perfect for the role.

“She joins us during an exciting period of growth for the team as a whole, following hot on the heels of Kate Edwards who also joined us earlier this month.

“As someone who embodies many of our goals here at Simpson Millar, most importantly building a rapport with vulnerable clients to understand their specific needs, it is a real privilege to have her onboard.”

Kayleigh’s arrival at Simpson Millar follows a string of ‘strategic appointments’ for the firm which is working to bolster its national network of ‘top-quality lawyers’ and its personal injury, public law and private client offering across the country.

Earlier this month the business welcomed Cara Nuttall as a new Family Law Partner in a move which furthers the firm’s ambitious expansion plans for 2021.

The move forms part of Simpson Millar’s ambitions to ‘open’ up the law to make it easier for people to get legal help and support when they need it.

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