James Simpson is a Solicitor in Furley Page’s Vulnerable Client team, having first joined the team in July 2018 as a Legal Assistant.
He qualified into his current role in September 2021 following completion of his period of recognised training having obtained rounded experience of assisting clients across the firm.
After completing his GCSEs and A-Levels at The Harvey Grammar School in Folkestone, James completed his Law degree at Keele University in Staffordshire, graduating with 2:1 honours in 2014. James then undertook the Legal Practice Course and LLM in Professional Legal Practice in 2016-17 with the University of Law in Chester, achieving a Distinction.
James assists clients with Court of Protection matters, preparing Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, and social care complexities.
He also provides support to Nicola August, Head of Team and an approved panel deputy of the Court of Protection, in managing the property and financial affairs of individuals who no longer have the capacity to do so themselves. As part of that support, James regularly deals with clients’ eligibility for welfare benefits to ensure they receive the correct payments to which they are entitled.
James is an Associate Member of Solicitors for the Elderly (pending)
- Canterbury Young Professionals
- Kent Law Society