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

Appointments:

2020 - Deputy District Judge

2019 - Judge the First-Tier Tribunal - Immigration & Asylum Chamber List B of the Panel of Specialist Regulatory Advocates

2018 - Grade 4 Prosecutor Attorney General's Regional Panel - B Panel Director of Pupillage at Park Square Barristers

2015 - Grade-3 prosecutor

2014 - Assistant Junior of the North Eastern Circuit

2013 - Advocacy Trainer for the North Eastern Circuit CPS Advocate Confiscation Panel

2012 - CPS Advocate Panel Environment Agency Advocate Panel - Grade C Health & Safety Executive Advocate Panel - Grade C

2009 - Attorney General's List of Approved Counsel

2008 - Trainer of Expert Police Witnesses (drugs & counter-terrorism)

Memberships:

North Eastern Circuit Council of Immigration Judges

The breadth of Simon’s legal practice across civil and crime gives him an edge over others and he has the skill and incisiveness to cut through to the real issues. He also has excellent judgement and always looks to find a practical answer where there is a difficult issue to resolve. Add to that, he has a charming and pleasant manner both in and out of court.” The Legal 500 (2021)

He is excellent.” Chambers and Partners (2021)

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 (2018)

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

Ranked a Tier 1 Junior by the Legal 500 (2021) and a Band 2 Junior by Chambers & Partners (2021)

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. 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.

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

Senior Clerk – Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 202 8609

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Mike Alexander on  0113 2135254

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