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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
Memberships:
North Eastern Circuit
Criminal Bar Association
Personal Injury Bar Association

Ranked Tier 1 for Regulatory, Health and Safety and Licensing – The Legal 500 (2018)

Leading Junior in 2017’s Legal 500 for Regulatory and Health & Safety.

“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.

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

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