Simon Clegg instructed in case involving a walker who was killed by cattle.

The matter arose out of an attack by cattle on a couple that were out walking their two border terriers across a public right of way across Ivescar Farm at Chapel-Le-Dale, North Yorkshire. The couple were attacked by cattle that were grazing in the field with calves at foot and the 82 year old man tragically died as a result.

The defendant farmer pleaded guilty to breaching Section 3 (2) of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and was sentenced by DJ Kitson sitting at Leeds Magistrates to a prison sentence of 12 weeks, suspended for 12 months. The defendant was also fined a total of £878 and was ordered to pay £7,820.30 in costs.

This is one of three such cases in which members of chambers are currently instructed and it is an area in which we have particular expertise.

Simon Clegg is a member of the specialist regulatory panel list of advocates and is recognised in both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners

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)

The Business and Regulatory Crime Team at PSQB are the only chambers recognised as a Tier 1 set for Business and Regulatory Crime (including Health and Safety) on circuit.

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Contact Simon’s clerks

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250