John Simpson

John Simpson

I joined the Family team at Gotelee Solicitors LLP in February 2021 as an Associate Legal Executive.

I have over 36 years of experience dealing with family matters, helping clients with a wide variety of issues including:

I am a Resolution Accredited Specialist in Children and complex financial remedies. Resolution is a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way.

My reported cases include:

  • Newlon Housing Trust v Alsuleiman (1999) AC 313 – House of Lords
  • Re G (Children) (2006) 1 FLR 771 – Court of Appeal
  • RE S (A child) (Child Arrangements Order, effect of long-term supervised contact on welfare) (2015) EWCA Civ 689 – Court of Appea

The Legal 500 is recognised globally as the definitive guide for those seeking expert legal advice and quotes from my clients in the latest publication say:

‘Everybody I had dealings with gave a ‘family’ feel to the company as opposed to being a faceless corporate company. Everybody from the receptionist through to my lawyer, John Simpson, to the accounting staff were incredible friendly and welcoming whilst still being professional in approach.’

‘John Simpson made the process of my divorce clear and straightforward. He explained everything to me as we went along and always kept me information either by telephone or letter. His calm manner gave me confidence. John and the company made me feel that I was being treated as an individual, that my case was important not that I was just another case/statistic.’

‘What can I say about John Simpson – the first thing that makes him different from others is his knowledge and understanding of your situation. He listens to every word you say and guides you in the right direction. I have been with John for nearly three years now and every bit of advice he has given me has been successful.’

‘Without John Simpson’s guidance I would hate to think where I would be now, not only has he helped me but also my two children in providing us with a better life together. Mr Simpson is truly a remarkable man in every way and I value his passion, his respect, his knowledge and most of all his kindness in what has been a very tough time for me and my children. A truly truly remarkable man.’

‘John Simpson showed compassion to my situation and would always offer me advice on the best approach to take. He was always respectful in engaging with my ex partners solicitor even when the same could not be said of them. I feel having John by my side in court was one of the key factors in getting the result I wanted and deserved. I can’t recommend John highly enough.’

If you require help with divorce, separation, child arrangements or mediation, please call or fill in the form below.









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    "“ This is the second time we have used Tracey for the conveyancing to buy our new home. She is always completely approachable, she has helped us along the way with advice and useful tips that has helped lessen the stress. We have complete confidence in her and would not hesitate to recommend her to our friends and family”.  - Peter Dawes, Cater Dawes Financial Planning "


    "Jade made the process of buying our first home quick, easy and took the stress out of a new chapter of our lives"


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    "Jade Shelton was absolutely fantastic!! Professional and proactive at all times."

    - JH

    "I would like to say thank you for your help, support and guidance over the last two and a half years. Obviously should I need further assistance in the future I shall not hesitate to call you guys."


    "Approachable, very efficient, always willing to take my calls and update me."

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    "This is by far the go-to firm for any issues. You are made to feel valued from the outset and they are so confident in what they do. Wouldn't recommend any other. Thank you Hugh and Max."

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    "We were very pleased to have Jade working with us, the service was excellent and we felt kept in the loop which minimised stress."

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