About Us

  1. About Us

WHO WE ARE

WHAT WE DO

Simmons Stein was established in 1989 by Gary Simmons and Jeffrey Stein in the heart of London’s West End. We are a two partner niche firm specialising in all aspects of Property Law. The emergence of the smaller niche firms has ended the demarcation between the large City firms and the smaller style firms. We have achieved this by establishing close ties with the leading property barristers and surveyors in the country, which enables us to draw upon a wealth of outside expertise to compliment the day-to-day work of the practice.

In 2007 we relocated our offices to Stanmore Middlesex where we were based for 11 years. As a result of a redevelopment we have relocated our office to Finchley Central.

Firms such as ours offer both private and commercial clients the expertise that used to be unique to the large City firms but without the high cost often associated with such firms. It allows us to provide a very personal service which is both commercial and pragmatic. Our expertise has increased to keep pace with the more complex needs of our clients.

Often clients require immediate legal assistance. We are able to provide assistance on short notice to meet such a client’s demand. We are used to and enjoy working within tight time restraints.

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MEET OUR

PROFESSIONAL TEAM

Gary S Simmons
BA (Hons) Partner

Gary was admitted as a Solicitor in 1982. He trained and later became a partner in West End firm Brecher & Co. He specialises in all aspects of Property Law acting for a wide range of clients. He ...

Jeffrey H Stein
LL.B (Hons) Partner

Jeffrey was admitted as a Solicitor in 1985 and was similarly trained at Brecher & Co where he first met Gary Simmons. Jeffrey also specialises in all aspects of Property Law. His particular bias ...

Lydia Pratt
BSc (Hons) Consultant Solicitor

Lydia was admitted as a solicitor in 1995 following an earlier career in healthcare.  Her areas of practice are Wills, Probate (both contentious and non-contentious) Lasting Powers of Attorney includ...

Charlotte Sassen
PA

I joined the firm in 2013 as PA to Gary Simmons and enjoy the challenge of managing his heavy workload. I really enjoy working with Gary and have found my previous experience of working in a city law ...

James Lett
Cashier & Payroll Administrator

James joined Simmons Stein almost 20 years ago. He is the firm’s head cashier & payroll administrator. He also advises on compliance matters and the firms IT requirements. James is an avid Cycli...

Lambroulla Pantelli
PA

I joined the firm in 2004 and am PA to Jeffrey Stein and Lydia Pratt. I have experienced growth in my skills and responsibilities during this time, ensuring critical deadlines are met.  The fundam...