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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. He acts mainly for Claimants, although on occasion he will represent a Defendant. Simon heads up the department which covers all types of claims including road traffic accidents, workplace accidents, physical & sexual abuse, industrial disease, clinical negligence or in occupier's liability situations.

Simon has been recognised by the UK Legal 500 for several years and has received 'Recommended Lawyer' status for his excellence in Personal Injury work.

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.

He is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury panel and is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

The 2018-2019 Legal 500 say that Simon Wright, is ‘a top-class personal injury and clinical negligence litigator’ who is ‘never flustered or outmanoeuvred by his opponents’. The guide states that both Simon Wright and Executive Director Robert Banner combine ‘intellectual rigour’ with ‘very good client skills’.

The 2017 Legal 500 say that Simon Wright is "a straight-talker who superbly handles clients and opponents to achieve results other lawyers would die for’.

The 2016 Legal 500 say "extremely impressive’ group advises on claims arising from road traffic and workplace accidents, public liability and employers liability. Simon Wright is recommended."

 

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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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