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Simon Wright

What do you specialise in?

Simon qualified in 1989 and since that time has specialised in Personal Injury Law and Clinical Negligence claims.  Simon was Head of 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 2023 guide they state:

"The team are top professionals, in depth legal knowledge but more importantly contact is maintained with client on one to one basis throughout, easy access and availability that ensures the client does not feel alone in the matter. ’

‘Simon Wright as head of the department is a shining example of a leader who inspires confidence in his team and clients, making even the most complex matters relatively straightaway in terms of client understanding.’

‘Banner Jones are approachable and very thorough, with excellent communication skills and expertise in their field . They have a personal approach that puts clients at ease and makes them feel that they are treated as individuals. In medical negligence cases they are proactive and tenacious."

In the 2022 guide they state that:

‘Simon Wright was indefatigable in his efforts – we are extremely grateful for his ongoing support.’

‘Simon Wright is approachable and has a no nonsense approach, which allows you to relax, seek guidance to gain the correct outcome.’

Previous editions state;

‘Simon Wright leads the PI team. His judgement and commitment to the cause of his clients is second to none. Sarah Sadler is an excellent “lieutenant” to Simon and a key member of the PI team.’

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.

In 2020 Simon took over as the Chief Executive of Banner Jones Solicitors and is now at the forefront of all managment decisions.


When did you Qualify?


Accreditations & Awards

Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer 2023
Partner of the year 23
Recommended Lawyer 2024
Simon Wright
  • Chief Executive

Chesterfield - Accident Claim Centre

26 Glumangate
Chesterfield - Accident Claim Centre
S40 1UA

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Latest articles by Simon

Personal Injury Claim

I am very grateful for all your efforts and a very satisfactory result. I cannot thank you enough for a first class service and I will happily recommend you to my friends and family.

Mr W, Nottingham

Personal Injury Claim

We are very satisfied with Banner Jones. May I also say the receptionists and secretaries were very kind and helpful.

Mr & Mrs W, Chesterfield

Personal Injury Claim

Many thanks Simon, it is increasingly rare to find such dedication and commitment from any professional and I always knew you were doing your utmost in every part of the whole process to secure the best outcome, losing any part of the game was not an option for you. All the very best. I wish you continuing success in all matters!

Mr C, Matlock

Dear Simon, I just wanted to drop you a few lines to say how grateful I am to you for advising me last year with regard to the problems I was having with my personal injury claim and employer. I was very touched by your kindness at the time, and now I have finally received a settlement I am aware of how much I owe this outcome to your advice. My experience has been really dreadful and very traumatic; it would have also been fruitless without your help.
I cannot overstate how grateful I am to you for your kindness, your time, sound advice, knowledge and professionalism.

Mrs W, Newbold

I was involved in an accident and my insurance company thought they had achieved the world for me by getting an offer of 50/50. This offer would mean not only would I get 50% of the damage done to my car, but would also lose my no claims bonus. I went to Banner Jones with all the paperwork and just a few weeks later I was banking a cheque for the full amount of damages and had my no claims discount. Great Service!

Mr B, Chesterfield

Personal Injury

No faults found for service.

Mr K, Chesterfield

Medical Negligence Claim

On behalf of my family and myself, may I express our thanks for the way in which you ensured that my late wife’s inquest was brought to a satisfactory conclusion.

Mr C, Chesterfield

The receptionist staff on both days we visited your office were extremely friendly and the whole experience of dealing with Banner Jones was wonderful

T Howard

The service I received couldn't have been better!

Mrs C, Chesterfield

I would like to put on record my great appreciation of the efficient manner in which you have dealt with the estate. At all times you have been so helpful and your advice when things seemed to be falling apart has minimised my stress level.

Mr S, Sheffield

It feels great that we can now plan and move forward, We can't thank you and your team enough for your outstanding service.

Mr H, Leicester

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

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

Mrs L, Chesterfield