Simon Clegg
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Professional Liability 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. Simon has always undertaken professional liability work, particularly in relation to solicitors and surveyors/valuers. Much of this has arisen in the context of banking and finance work. 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 relation to the professional liability of solicitors and surveyors, both for claimants and defendants. He has conducted a number of claims at trial in which the liability of solicitors and surveyors/valuers was in issue and where questions arose as to the quantum of damages to be recovered. 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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      • Various claims against surveyors relating to the negligent valuation of property.
      • Various claims against solicitors involving allegations of failures in relation to the conduct of litigation.
      • Various claims against solicitors arising from the conduct of property transactions.

  • 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 Chancery and Commercial Bar Association