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Simon Clegg

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

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


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