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Personal injury firm Novum Law saved from administration by Simpson Millar



National law firm Simpson Millar has acquired personal injury practice Novum Law, rescuing it from administration after reporting almost £1 million in losses.

Novum Law is part of NHLex Ltd, which also owns Hyphen Law, a firm which specialises in Court of Protection work.

According to NHLex’s most recent accounts, it had a turnover of £6m for the year to 30 April 2022, down from £6.7m the year before, a loss of £835,000.


Doorway Capital which owns Simpson Millar is also reportedly a creditor of Novum Law.

Both firms originated as part of Thrings a decade ago, with NHLex and Thrings said to have several common directors.

As a result of the sale, 14 lawyers are moving over to Simpson Millar to expand its serious injury, clinical negligence and industrial disease departments.

In a statement on the Simpson Millar website, managing partner and CEO, Greg Cox, said: “We are excited to announce that Simpson Millar has acquired NhLex Ltd and its trading name Novum Law

We believe firmly in delivering great legal services to our customers, and we’re always looking for new ways to deliver that same great service to new people. This acquisition of Novum’s clients allows us to do just that – as we bring our 170 years of experience to bear on new cases spanning clinical negligenceindustrial disease, and personal injury.

“Our new clients can expect the same great levels of uninterrupted service, quality, and professionalism that they’ve come to expect, with no changes to their existing fee arrangements.

“As part of the transition, members of the Novum law team will be joining the Simpson Millar, so our new clients will be in safe, familiar hands.”