Simon Clegg has extensive experience of a wide range of commercial litigation. He is annually noted in Chambers and Partners as a leader in commercial litigation. Simon’s principal practice areas are in commercial, business, banking, company, partnership and property disputes. After developing a practice in Birmingham, Simon spent three years working as a solicitor at what is now known as Herbert Smith Freehills, Sydney, conducting high value commercial and insolvency litigation before returning to Birmingham and developing his current practice.
Simon regularly advises and acts in matters proceeding in all divisions of the High Court undertaking both interim applications and trials. He has represented parties in a number of arbitrations and mediations. He is also an accredited mediator and has mediated a number of commercial disputes.
Simon has extensive experience of banking litigation. He is annually noted in Chambers and Partners as a leader in commercial litigation in which banking litigation undertaken by him is mentioned. Chambers and Partners has described Simon as having “exceptional knowledge” of banking law. After developing a practice in Birmingham, Simon spent three years working as a solicitor at what is now known as Herbert Smith Freehills, Sydney, conducting high value commercial and insolvency litigation before returning to Birmingham and developing his current practice. He regularly appears and advises in relation to banking disputes, on behalf of clearing banks and lending Institutions, both where claimant and defendant. He also acts for individuals and companies in such disputes. Security issues and matters arising are regularly the subject of such advice and litigation. He also has extensive experience of asset finance and issues which arise in relation to it, both outside and within the ambit of the Consumer Credit Act, not only in the context of litigation but also in a more commercial context; he has on many occasions been involved in advising in relation to agreements and other documents and drafted them. Simon is regularly involved in applications for freezing relief and subsequent litigation tracing assets. He is also an accredited mediator and has mediated a number of commercial disputes.
LLB (Hons) University College London
Commercial Bar Association
Midlands Commercial and Chancery Bar Association
“Simon is excellent at assessing the commercial considerations of a case and identifying the core legal arguments. His judgement is excellent, and his drafting skills are very good.” Legal 500 2023
“Simon is very efficient.” Chambers & Partners 2023
“I always find him to be very likeable and astute. He is pragmatic in his written advisory work and is a steady guiding hand throughout.” Chambers UK 2022
“Calm, reassuring, and very experienced. Seen everything before and always seems in control. ” Legal 500 2022
“He is both knowledgeable and confident. He puts clients at ease, and we highly value his skills as an advocate.” Chambers UK
“Very good at identifying the key issues and explaining technical matters to clients in a comprehensible, pragmatic and commercial fashion, with a particular expertise in banking work.” Legal 500 2021
“Very much a safe pair of hands.” Legal 500 2020
“He is a very smooth operator who is very sound on the law and is very good with clients.” Chambers UK
“He’s quite a senior junior – he clearly knows his stuff and has very good people skills. You know you’re in safe hands with him.” Chambers UK
“Very calm and client focused.” Legal 500
“He’s very knowledgeable and thorough.” Chambers UK
“Extremely versatile and helpful, with excellent knowledge of banking law.” Chambers UK
“A very solid and unflappable performer who inspires confidence in clients.” Chambers UK
“A very steady performer who doesn’t get fazed in the heat of battle.” Chambers UK
“He is a good advocate, clear and very experienced. He has good client-handling skills.” Chambers UK