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“Sims & Company is made up of several law offices which have been brought together under the leadership of Norman H. Sims, Q.C.”

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Sims & Company
is made up of several law offices with long traditions in their respective communities which have been brought together into a single firm under the leadership of
Norman H. Sims, Q.C.

Norman H. Sims, Q.C. and his wife, Elizabeth J. Sims originally acquired the Minnedosa office of R. Dale Brawn in 1983. This practice had a long tradition in Minnedosa, being the successor firm to Burgess & James, which became Ferguson, Burgess & James, and eventually Allan F. James, Q.C.. Mr. James, Q.C., sold his practice to R. Dale Brawn in 1978, when he was appointed a Provincial Court (Criminal Division) Judge.

In 1994, Norman and Elizabeth Sims acquired the Shoal Lake office of Morrison D. Butcher, Q.C., who was successor to the George Lauman, Q.C. firm and the R. Dale Brawn law office in Shoal Lake, which he had combined.

In October, 1994, Elizabeth Sims left the firm to become District Registrar of the Neepawa Land Titles Office.

In 1996, Norman acquired the Birtle office of Morrison D. Butcher, Q.C., who was successor to the firms of Pratt & Lauman. 

In 2002, Norman acquired the Russell office and the Rossburn Office of Morrison D. Butcher, Q.C., who was successor to the Jack Wilson law office. This brought Norman closer to realizing his dream of establishing a firm centered on Hwy. No.16 and covering the area south of the Riding Mountain National Park, stretching from the Neepawa area in the east to the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border in the west.