Current Vacancies

Deb Peck.

Partner & Director of Operations

I’ve had a varied career working in retail, building sector, financial sector and the not for profit sector. I have been with Simpson Jones Solicitors since July 2019 and it’s been quite a challenge for me working in a new sector.


My expertise for many years has been anything and everything required to run a successful business and I am particularly proud of the impact of my team in turning round a local animal welfare organisation through a varied skill set, hard work and sheer determination.

Along with my team, I am currently responsible for the day to day operations of running our business from Finance, HR, and Health & Safety through to Premises and Compliance. It’s a varied and very busy role.


I have been working for around 38 years and well over half of that in senior roles in IT, Change Management and running a local not for profit organisation, specifically Animal Welfare. Working in a law firm is a new venture for me, although I like to think I have a lot of portable skills that can be applied in any sector.

How can I help you?

I don’t profess to have any legal experience, but if you need help with any of my areas of responsibility then please do call me for a chat.


Like most other people, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I have a secret jigsaw addiction, love gritty films, and am passionate about animal welfare and my dogs, past and present, and sitting in the garden watching my washing blowing on a breezy sunny day.

Meet our team of experts.

Our team is happy to provide you with a quote, and answer any initial questions you may have.

Derby Office

Joanne Jones

Partner & Head of Property Department Read more

Deb Peck

Partner & Director of Operations Read more

Luke Smyth

Head of Wills & Probate Read more

Toby Clamp

Residential Conveyancer Read more

Kimberley Thorley

Residential Conveyancer Read more

Theresa Shuttlewood

Conveyancing Assistant Read more

Emma Brown

Personal Assistant Read more

Cat Pinchbeck

Personal Assistant Read more

Trish Thomas

Personal Assistant Read more

Lucy Parsons

Paralegal Read more

Kani Shwani

Ashby Office

Elly Tavener

Partner Read more

Luke Smyth

Head of Wills & Probate Read more

Beth Bancroft

Personal Assistant/Paralegal Read more

Billie-Ann Samardzija


Kim Smith

Conveyancing Assistant
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Our contact details are:

Derby Office: 01332 200200

Ashby Office: 01530 412046