Toggle menu
 

Simon Clegg

Year of call:
2005
Education:
2003
University of Leeds, LLB
2005
Nottingham Law School, BVC
Career:
2004
Pupil at Sovereign Chambers (to Mark McKone)
2005
Tenant at Sovereign Chambers
2015
Sovereign Chambers becomes Park Square Barristers
2018
Appointed to the Attorney General's Regional Panel - B Panel
Appointments:
2008
Trainer of Expert Police Witnesses (drugs & counter-terrorism)
2009
Attorney General's List of Approved Counsel
2012
CPS Advocate Panel Environment Agency Advocate Panel Health & Safety Executive Advocate Panel
2013
Advocacy Trainer for the North Eastern Circuit CPS Advocate Confiscation Panel
2014
Assistant Junior of the North Eastern Circuit
2015
Grade-3 prosecutor
2018
Grade 4 Prosecutor
2019
Judicial appointment to the First-Tier Tribunal
2019
List B of the Panel of Specialist Regulatory Advocates
Memberships:
North Eastern Circuit
Criminal Bar Association
Personal Injury Bar Association

Since 2007, Simon Clegg has become an established civil-fraud practitioner with experience of cases involving contrived road-traffic collisions, low-velocity-impact (LVI) and fabricated employer’s liability claims.

He acts on behalf of defendant insurers in cases where fraud is positively alleged as well as in suspicious cases where a robust defence is required. His involvement in such cases reaches from pre-issue advice to drafting pleadings, interim applications and appearance at trial.

He regularly undertakes conferences in order to proof insured drivers, engineers and witnesses.

Training & lecturing

Simon provides training to solicitors, paralegals and members of the insurance industry across the country. Seminars and lectures include:

  • Credit hire and taxi firms
  • The enforceability of credit-hire agreements
  • Chen Wei & Veolia – what it all means for the future of credit hire
  • Road Traffic Act & Article 75
  • Part 14 Admissions and recent developments
  • Credit hire overview – Bent & Pattni update
  • Indemnity, declarations & Article 75
  • Part 20 update
  • Part 36 withdrawals – rules and case law
  • Appeals, procedure and Ladd v Marshall

Contact Simon’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Simon Clegg is a busy civil practitioner, receiving instructions from both claimant and defendant firms. His personal injury (PI) experience includes fast-track and multi-track work, and he has come to specialise in clinical negligence, credit hire and both jury and non-jury inquests. Simon regularly provides advice to child claimants in respect of damages. 

Inquests

Simon also undertakes inquest work, and his cases have included:

  • Driver in police pursuit killed in multi-vehicle RTA
  • Death of dockworker due to health & safety failures of employer
  • Teenager misdiagnosed by GP.

Lecturing

Simon offers lectures and seminars on a range of related subjects, including:

  • Credit hire and taxi firms
  • The enforceability of credit-hire agreements
  • Chen Wei & Veolia – what it all means for the future of credit hire
  • Road Traffic Act & Article 75
  • Part 14 Admissions and recent developments
  • Credit hire overview – Bent & Pattni update
  • Indemnity, Declarations & Article 75
  • Part 20 update
  • Part 36 withdrawals – rules and case law
  • Appeals, procedure and Ladd v Marshall

Notable cases

  • Fryett v Dale – led by Andrew Lewis QC in a case of catastrophic injury arising from a road traffic accident
  • C v Mid Nottinghamshire NHS Trust – led by Andrew Lewis QC in a clinical negligence case
  • P v Mid-Yorks Hospital NSH Trust – clinical negligence from the failure to diagnose a birth defect
  • Morton v Wakefield MBC – Human Rights Act claim against child-safety procedures
  • W v A&P Tees Ltd – Fatal-accident claim on behalf of child dependents
  • Avis v Morgan – Appeal on jurisdiction of English courts over accident in Scotland
  • Smith v Burney – Appeal on admissibility of internet spot-hire rates.

Contact Simon’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Simon Clegg undertakes a variety of criminal cases, building a substantial practice specialising in fraud and confiscation proceedings.

He is a Grade-4 prosecutor and is regularly instructed by a number of prosecuting authorities, such as the CPS (including the Department of Rural, Health and Welfare), HMRC, Central Fraud Group North, the Health & Safety Executive, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and the Environment Agency.

Simon is also experienced in EPE (electronic presentation of evidence).

Notable cases

  • R v Lamb & Others [2013] EWCA Crim 1365 – led by Craig Hassall in the prosecution of former police officers who illegally imported 60 million cigarettes
  • R v Jacques – ongoing fraud and POCA appeal led by Martin Evans
  • R v Rock & others – prosecuted 15-handed organised benefit fraud
  • R v Drewett – large-scale tobacco fraud
  • R v Thompson & Thompson – VAT fraud and cannabis production
  • R v Moore – multi-handed mortgage fraud
  • R v Hampton – cheating the public revenue
  • R v Pearce – complex insolvency fraud involving asset-stripping and directorship disqualification
  • R v Thomas & Vanghese – fraud against NHS by nursing staff using bogus references
  • R v Muwonge – complex fraud involving evidence from Uganda and Sweden
  • R v Majid [2010] EWCA Crim 1648 – authority for the relevance of notional entitlements to other benefits for the purpose of sentencing in fraud cases
  • R v Lowe [2009] EWCA Crim 2094 – relevance of admissions of drug supply falling outside dates on charge.

Contact Simon’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Elaine Foster-Morgan on 0113 213 5217

Robyn Nichol on 0113 213 5253

 

Ranked Tier 1 for Construction, Planning and Environment. – The Legal 500 (2020)

Ranked band 2 for Environment – Chambers & Partners (2020)

Leading Junior in 2017’s Legal 500 for Regulatory and Health & Safety and is a B-List Specialist Regulatory Advocate.

A very good lawyer who can be trusted to do an excellent job” The Legal 500 (2020)

“He is very good at the analysis, his written work is always excellent and his approach is very persuasive and pleasant.” – Chambers and Partners (2020)

“Composed and level-headed.” – The Legal 500 (2018)

“He is a very diligent and precise lawyer” – The Legal 500 (2017)

Simon Clegg prosecutes and defends in serious cases brought by the Environment Agency, Health & Safety Executive and local authorities. He often provides pre-charge advice in relation to large-scale operations.

Since 2012 Simon has been a panelist advocate for both the EA and HSE.

Simon has experience of private prosecutions and is often instructed to advise upon the merits of potential prosecutions at an early stage.

Inquests

Simon also undertakes inquest work, and his cases have included:

  • Driver in police pursuit killed in multi-vehicle RTA
  • Death of dockworker due to health & safety failures of employer
  • Teenager misdiagnosed by GP.

Notable cases

  • R v A and others: Junior to David Brooke QC in on-going ten-handed prosecution relating to the illegal depositing of waste.
  • R v Douglas: Prosecution of waste activities culminating in a large fire which led to parliamentary involvement.
  • R v C Ltd: Defence of company following serious injury at workplace.
  • R v B: Defence of landlord in relation to dangerous residential premises.
  • R v Atkinson: Prosecution of incompetent and unlicensed gas-fitter who created risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • R v Letterbox: Prosecution of company following serious injury caused by dangerous machinery.

Contact Simon’s clerks

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

The Legal 500 2017 leading individual logo