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Simon is the Firm’s Managing Partner, having succeeded Michael Franklin (one of the co-founders of the Firm) to the role 4 years ago and following Michael’s retirement. In addition, Simon is the head of the Firm’s Commercial and Corporate divisions. Simon attended Coventry University, graduating with a degree in Law and then undertook his Law Society examinations at Chancery Lane in London. He joined the firm in 1988 and qualified as a solicitor in 1990. Simon became a partner with Franklins in 1993 and has specialised in all aspects of commercial and corporate law since that time. Working closely with his team, Simon has developed the firm’s commercial and corporate offering in to one of the most highly regarded locally, acting for owner managed businesses through to large corporate organisations. In addition, Simon oversees our relationship with a number of banking institutions for whom the firm regularly acts. As Managing Partner, Simon works closely alongside the firm’s Chief Executive, Keith Wyld, and the Chief Financial Officer, Alison Gee, in developing the strategy for the continued development of the firm.
Outside of work, Simon is married to Rachael and has two sons, Ollie and Harry both of whom keep him fit with their sporting activities. Simon is a keen golfer, having been a member of Woburn Golf Club since 1997 and is also a long suffering fan of Spurs!Anchor