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When did you Qualify?
1989

 

What do you specialise in?

Simon qualified in 1989 and since that time has specialised in Personal Injury Law and Clinical Negligence claims.  Simon heads up the Personal Injury department in Chesterfield which covers all types of injury claims including road traffic accidents, workplace accidents, physical & sexual abuse, industrial disease, clinical negligence or in occupier's liability situations.

Simon's specialism is helping clients who have suffered serious brain injuries and more recently Simon has taken on several physical and sexual abuse claims, becoming the local expert in this field.

Simon's wealth of experience has been recognised by the UK Legal 500 for several years and he has received 'Recommended Lawyer' status for his excellence in Personal Injury work.  In the 2020 Legal 500 guide Simon's team were praised for being ‘happy to think outside the box’ and for how they ‘value the client as an individuals'. 

Previous editions say that Simon Wright, is ‘a top-class personal injury and clinical negligence litigator’ who is ‘never flustered or outmanoeuvred by his opponents’.  He is "a straight-talker who superbly handles clients and opponents to achieve results other lawyers would die for’' and that "Simon leads an extremely impressive group that advises on claims arising from road traffic and workplace accidents, public liability and employers liability. Simon Wright is recommended."

He has represented claimants seeking damages following a number of nationally reported incidents including the Hatfield Rail Crash and the Manchester Air Disaster. In addition he has represented Claimants in high profile cases of public importance such as Darby v The National Trust [2001] EWCA Civ 189 which is a leading case in the field of Occupiers Liability.

Simon has a wealth of experience in cases of utmost severity with his professional involvement in some cases continuing beyond settlement of the claim. In a number of cases Simon has continued to represent his clients by being appointed as a Professional Deputy of the Court of Protection or as Professional Trustee for the injured party where persons have been unable to manage their own affairs following their injuries. Simon feels that his ability to continue to assist people even after the settlement of their claim is a particularly satisfying part of his role.

Simon continues to be a member of the Law Society Personal Injury panel and his medical knowledge because of his sheer experience in dealing with personal injury claims has allowed him to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

 

 

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Testimonials

Before the Judges decision on Friday, I made a point of acknowledging the first class service (all round) from both you Simon, and Jason , your staff and all involved at Banner Jones. It is so easy after a positive outcome to pour praise upon various individuals involved in any victory, however, I made a point of recognising and acknowledging your superb efforts before we had the judgements it means more in my opinion, I am experienced enough to make such comments with conviction, many thanks again Simon.

Mr C, Matlock

Thank You Simon for all of your hard work. The past couple of years have been very hard and difficult at times and I couldn't have got through it without your help and support.

Mrs S, Chesterfield

I am always very pleased with Mr Wright. He is very kind and helpful in all matters. I would recommend this solicitors to anyone.

Mrs D, Chesterfield

Excellent service and understanding at a difficult time

Mrs J, Chesterfield

If I need any advice on future matters I will not hesitate to contact you, Thank you very much

Mr R, Chesterfield

I am always pleased with Mr Wright, he is very kind and helpful in all matters. I would recommend Banner Jones to anyone.

Mrs L, Chesterfield

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