Area(s) of Practice Criminal Defence, Advocacy, Road Transport
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Simon Clarke joined Cartwright King in 2010 after a long career as a barrister. During that time he was appointed as a Senior prosecutor for the London Crown Prosecution Service whilst also maintaining a high-level criminal defence and Road Transport practice, prosecuting and defending a full spectrum of criminal cases. He has prosecuted and defended every category of case up to and including murder. In particular Simon was a very wide experience in defending UK and European truck drivers and Hauliers in cases of drugs, tobacco and alcohol importation, Death by Dangerous Driving and transporting Illegal Immigrants into the UK. Before qualifying as a Barrister Simon drove Heavy Goods Vehicles.
Given his employment history, he fosters a certain empathy for the Road Transport Industry: a rare combination.
Simon is now a recognised expert in Road Transport Regulatory Law and is Head of the Transport department at Cartwright King. He is able to advise on all aspects of European and Domestic regulations, Criminal charges, Operator Licences, Road Transport and Motoring Law, vehicle seizure and recovery and UK Borders Agency-imposed illegal immigrant penalties for hauliers. His appearance in all relevant transport-related Tribunals, including Traffic Commissioner’s Public Enquiries, Driver Conduct Hearings, Tax Tribunals, Appeals Tribunals, the Crown Court, High Court and the Court of Appeal mean that he was built up an extensive knowledge in his specialist areas. Many of Simon’s High Court and Court of Appeal cases have become landmark cases.
Simon has a strong track-record in representing European-based hauliers and drivers and has represented many European haulage companies in all tribunals and courts.