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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 popular and busy practitioner who is regularly instructed in high value and complex cases. His role on the Attorney General’s list of advocates has seen Simon undertake further employer and occupier liability work as well as non-freezing cold injuries. He also undertakes cases based purely on arguments about costs. He regularly provides training to insurers and law firms on a range of PI and related topics.


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.

Lectures and Seminars

  • 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

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