Simon Ainsworth

Role: Partner, Head of Private Client
Dept: Private Client
Locations: Preston, Liverpool
Direct Dial: 01772 904229
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Summary

Simon heads up the firm's Private Client department which includes the wills and estate planning, probate, Court of Protection and the family teams.  He was previously Chief Operating Officer, and is highly experienced in strategic planning, management and business development.

Specialisms

Simon's specialism is in residential property and he is recognised for his expertise on residential property matters. For a number of years Simon was a member of Napthens' Executive Board, involved in the strategic direction of the firm.  As head of Private Client Simon brings that experience to Napthens range of private client services.

Background

Simon hails from Formby, near Liverpool, although he studied law at the University of Leicester and then the College of Law in Chester. He qualified as a solicitor in 1995, spending the first 5 years of his career at Brighouses in Southport, a specialist private client firm. In 1999 became a partner at Wallwork & Company (who merged with Napthens in 2007).  Simon is able to lip-read.

More about Simon Ainsworth

How do you like to relax out of work?
Spending time with my wife and children. I also enjoy running, cycling, playing golf and watching my beloved Liverpool FC

Who would be your ultimate 3 dinner guests?
Padraig Harrington, Kenny Dalglish and Morrissey

Which actor would you choose to play you on TV or film?
Tom Cruise (obviously!) although I think I’m taller than him!

If you had an alternative career – what would be your fantasy job?
Easy to answer…..I’d be playing centre midfield for Liverpool and wearing the armband!