“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.
- 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.
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