Simon Clegg
Call: 1980
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Company & Partnership Profile

Simon has extensive experience of a wide range of commercial litigation. He is annually noted in Chambers and Partners as a leader in commercial litigation. 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 in company law matters, in particular: shareholder disputes; issues arising in relation to the construction and the enforcement of charges over the assets of companies. The latter often arises out of banking and finance work undertaken by Simon. He is also an accredited mediator and has mediated a number of commercial disputes.

  • What-the-Directories-Say

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      • "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 2019
      • “Very calm and client focused.” - Legal 500 2019
      • "He's very knowledgeable and thorough." Chambers UK 2018
      • "Extremely versatile and helpful, with excellent knowledge of banking law." "A very solid and unflappable performer who inspires confidence in clients." "A very steady performer who doesn't get fazed in the heat of battle." Chambers UK 2017
      • "He is a good advocate, clear and very experienced. He has good client-handling skills." Chambers UK 2015

  • Recent-Experience

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      • Advice as to the enforceability of charges over certain assets of a company.
      • Advice as to the construction of charges over the assets and undertaking of a company.
      • Trial of a dispute between shareholders in which issues as to unfair prejudice arose.
      • Advising shareholders in relation to a proposed unfair prejudice claim.

  • Specialist-Areas

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  • Qualifications-and-Appointments

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      • LLB (Hons) University College London

  • Professional-Associations

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      • Commercial Bar Association
      • Midlands Commercial and Chancery Bar Association