James Simpson

Trainee Solicitor

We are very happy with James’ care of our legal matter. We have always liked Furley Page’s gentle, unflappable approach to handling legal affairs, especially with the emotion that conveyancing a loved property can throw up. James and Myfanwy’s approach was thorough, efficient, understanding and empathetic, and ultimately got the deal ‘over the line’. Thank you both.

Client of M McDonagh & J Simpson - Mr P Knowles

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Career

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.

Throughout this time, James offered voluntary assistance to several university initiatives and the Personal Support Unit, a national charity providing vital free legal help to individuals who would otherwise face court proceedings alone.

James gained further experience in property and private client matters before joining Furley Page’s vulnerable client team in July 2018 as a Legal Assistant.

James assisted with various Court of Protection, will preparation, lasting power of attorney and estate administration matters. During this time, he gained a wealth of experience in these areas and in attending client visits.

In autumn 2019, James joined the dispute resolution team for his first period of recognised training, where he undertook work in a variety of contentious matters.

James is currently undertaking a training seat with the residential property team in Whitstable.

Memberships

  • Canterbury Young Professionals

Testimonials for James

Client of M McDonagh & J Simpson – Mr P Knowles - January 2021
We are very happy with James’ care of our legal matter. We have always liked Furley Page’s gentle, unflappable approach to handling legal affairs, especially with the emotion that conveyancing a loved property can throw up. James and Myfanwy’s approach was thorough, efficient, understanding and empathetic, and ultimately got the deal ‘over the line’. Thank you both.