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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
Trainer of Expert Police Witnesses (drugs & counter-terrorism)
Attorney General's List of Approved Counsel
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 Attorney General's Regional Panel - B Panel
List B of the Panel of Specialist Regulatory Advocates Judicial appointment to the First-Tier Tribunal - Immigration & Asylum Chamber
Deputy District Judge of the North Eastern Circuit
North Eastern Circuit

“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 (2019)

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

Simon Clegg is a very popular and busy junior practitioner who is regularly instructed in cases of serious and complex fraud as well as murder and violence. 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 also specialises in confiscation proceedings and is instructed by the Proceeds of Crime Unit.

Notable Cases

  • R v Kay – led by Richard Wright QC. Trial of a murder from 1994 of a Bradford pensioner following a cold case review and new DNA testing techniques.
  • R v Rose – led by Peter Moulson QC. Allegation of murder based on the doctrine of transferred malice following a stabbing during an arranged street fight.
  • R v M – successful prosecution of practicing barrister who had failed to pay income tax and national insurance for over a decade.
  • R v Moon & others – led by Craig Hassall. Large scale importation of non-duty paid cigarettes from Ireland and Europe leading to lengthy custodial sentences.
  • R v C – s22 application for the reassessment of available assets under POCA 2002. The respondent received compensation following his acquittal on appeal for murder but had been the subject of a previous confiscation order for drug trafficking offences. The Crown Court revisited the confiscation order and increased the available amount.
  • R v Thompson & others – led by Craig Hassall. Former police officers conspired to import 6 million cigarettes leading to longest sentences ever imposed for this type of offence.

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


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