Simon Clegg
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Real Estate 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 for over twenty years advised in relation to property issues and disputes and conducted proceedings relating to those matters. 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. Much of Simon’s work relating to property arises in the context of banking and finance disputes. In this context he is regularly involved in advising and litigation relating to charges, in particular their construction and enforcement. He also deals with all matters concerning property including: contracts for the sale of land and the enforcement of those contracts; rectification of contracts for the sale of land; ownership of property including adverse possession; rights of way and easements; boundaries. He has conducted a number of trials in which issues as to proprietary estoppel and constructive trusts have arisen in relation to property in a commercial context. He is 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 to enforce charges where defences such as undue influence, duress and misrepresentation are advanced.
      • Advising in relation to partnership dispute and conducting proceedings where issues as to the ownership of property arise and the basis on which it is held.
      • Trial in the Chancery Division at which rectification of contract sought in respect of rights granted under contract.
      • Dispute arising out of the agreement by which claim relating to land compromised.
      • Contractual claims by developers against purchasers.
      • Claims against developers.
      • Injunction to restrain obstruction of right of way to land which was the subject of application to develop, involving also issues as to ownership of parcels of land.

  • 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