Clementine Simon

Called 2021

Clementine Simon


Clementine became a tenant in January 2024 following the successful completion of her pupillage.

Clementine completed her first-six under the supervision of Paul Lazarus, her second-six under the supervision of Dermot Keating and her probationary tenancy under the supervision of Alex Di Francesco.

Clementine joined 25 Bedford Row from Release, where she ran legal-outreach projects at drug and alcohol clinics in London. Clementine is experienced working with vulnerable people, particularly those with mental health and substance use disorders.  

Clementine defends in the Crown and magistrates’ courts. She is regularly instructed in a wide range of criminal matters on both a publicly and privately funded basis. These include violent offences (including domestic abuse), drug supply, weapons offences, sexual offences, and motoring offences.
Clementine also has experience of proceedings brought pursuant to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. 

Clementine represents defendants in the Youth Court. She is thorough and determined in the way she prepares and conducts trials involving young people. 

Clementine has experience in quasi-criminal proceedings and has opposed police applications for Stalking Protection Orders and Slavery and Trafficking Risk Orders. She has also appeared on behalf of defendants in Transport for London matters concerning licencing.

Before joining 25 Bedford Row, Clementine was a paralegal in the extradition department of a criminal defence firm. She has also worked as a caseworker in public law, challenging decisions made by the Home Office and across the prison estate. Clementine has volunteered at the Prisoners’ Advice Service, and her LLM focused on prison abolition. 

Clementine is a member of Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights. In 2019, the Lincoln’s Inn Overseas Placement Fund sponsored her to undertake an internship at Defence for Children International based in Hebron. She has also worked for a charity in Mumbai, assisting the daughters of sex workers in the red-light district of Kamathipura, and has volunteered with the English Collective of Prostitutes.


  • Bar Training Course, BPP Holborn (2021) 
  • LLM in Human Rights Law, Birkbeck, University of London (2020)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, University of Law (2018)
  • BA (Hons) English Literature & American Studies, University of Nottingham (2017)


  • Lincoln’s Inn - Lord Denning Scholarship (2020)
  • BPP University - Excellence Scholarship (2020)
  • Lincoln’s Inn - Overseas Placement Fund (2019)
  • University of Nottingham, American Studies - Highest Scoring Essay Prize (2017)


  • The Young Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum
  • Women in Criminal Law