Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors
Abney Garsden McDonald Solicitors, as we were called then, was formed in 1985.
The firm’s Abuse department was introduced in 1995 when Peter Garsden was instructed by one of the first victims in the huge police investigation into abuse in the North West of England. This case quickly developed into a large Group Action centred around Greystone Heath in Warrington, which in turn became 5 large Group Actions concerning widespread abuse in children’s homes all over the North West. More Group Actions followed. To read more about the Group Actions the firm has been involved in go to our Group Actions page.
We now have one of the largest specialist abuse departments in the country, which is based at Simpson Millar’s offices in Talbot Road, Old Trafford. It is headed by Peter Garsden who is one of the founder members of a nationwide group called A.C.A.L. ( Association of Child Abuse Lawyers). The firm has attracted much media coverage as well as press articles on the subject. This in turn has raised the profile of the firm amongst the legal profession.
In September 2001 Abney Garsden McDonald were invited onto the very prestigious membership of the Legal 500, which is a directory of the best 500 Law Firms in the Country. We are listed under Claimant Personal Injury for the North West and are one of a handful of firms recommended in the field.
Over the years we have won many awards, which can be seen in more detail on our awards page.
In May 2016 we joined Simpson Millar LLP, a Fairpoint Group PLC company. Read more here.
100 Talbot Road, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 0PG. Our new contact number is 0800 260 5002