Stephanie Simon

People & Talent Partner

Luton Office

01582 390408


Stephanie is the firm’s People & Talent Partner and she performs a broad HR role and function working across the firm’s 3 offices. With Partners, she is responsible for managing and developing people practices as well as being an integral part in the shaping of the firm’s approach to learning & development, talent management and recruitment.

Stephanie graduated from Newcastle University in 1995 completing the LPC at York Law School followed by a year working in America. In 2000, Stephanie qualified as a solicitor and practised at a city firm before deciding on a career change to HR and joining Taylor Walton. Stephanie has over 10 years practical HR experience and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD.

Stephanie manages a team of direct reports and is supporting a HR Apprentice through her CIPD qualification as she gains practical experience in the firm. She is as equally skilled at devising new initiatives at a strategic level as she is at dealing with a sensitive issue concerning an individual member of staff.

A particular highlight of the role for Stephanie is running the Summer Placement scheme for aspiring solicitor trainees and for those successful in securing a training contract then seeing their development in the firm – some becoming partners.


Stephanie enjoys walks in Ashridge Forest and going out for cocktails with friends.

Recruiting, Investing and Growing the talent within

By Stephanie Simon | 5 January 2022

As a highly reputable legal firm Taylor Walton recognises that to deliver experienced legal advice and a high quality service to its clients, the firm must not only attract talented individuals, but continue to invest in the skills and knowledge that allows them to grow their careers. In the same way every client of a…

Taylor Walton Solicitors announces new partners

By Stephanie Simon | 5 October 2021

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire based Taylor Walton Solicitors, has announced three new partners in the firm’s latest round of promotions, reflecting an increasing workload across its three offices. The new partners are Julma Begum, a member of the Commercial Real Estate team, Sharon Mackenzie of the Residential Property team and Nicola Smyrl, who joined Taylor Walton…

Leading Regional Law Firm Supports Luton Food Bank

By Stephanie Simon | 5 August 2018

Leading law firm Taylor Walton LLP continue their sponsorship of Luton Foodbank, which will see thousands of food parcels distributed to those in need in the area across the year. In addition to a substantial annual financial donation to the charity, the firm is also offering practical support, with volunteers attending the centre to assist…