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  1. Health and safety – Leading sets
  2. Health and safety – Leading silks
  3. Health and safety – New silks 2017
  4. Health and safety – New silks 2018
  5. Health and safety – Leading juniors

Health and safety – Leading silks

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As β€˜a go-to set for health and safety and inquest work’, Crown Office Chambers’ β€˜incredibly strong team’ is active in high-profile cases. Multiple members of the set are involved in the Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry; and individuals including John Cooper QC, James Ageros QC, new silk Simon Antrobus QC and Dominic Kay QC are instructed to advise on the Didcot Power Station collapse.

Henderson Chambers is a β€˜heavyweight for health and safety cases’ that is β€˜strong at silk and junior levels’ thanks to a β€˜team of incredibly talented barristers’ including Prashant Popat QC, Charles Gibson QC and Oliver Campbell QC. Noteworthy instructions include handling the Hanover Square window frame collapse manslaughter prosecution, advising on the Star Wars prosecution relating to on-set injuries, and advising on the Grenfell Tower disaster.

2 Bedford Row β€˜has amazing strength in depth with a regulatory offering that is up there with the best in the country’. Richard Matthews QC continues to act in proceedings arising from the death of a lawyer who was crushed by falling window frames, Jim Sturman QC is handling corporate manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter prosecutions, and Christine Agnew QC is assisting with potential prosecutions arising from the Hillsborough tragedy.

Six Pump Court’s β€˜wealth of talented individuals’ are β€˜undoubtedly impressive in the field with substantial strength in depth at all levels’. Headline instructions saw Stephen Hockman QC in a prosecution arising from an escape of Butane gas at an oil refinery and David Travers QC defending a company following the collapse of a balcony in Knightsbridge that killed two workers.

Temple Garden Chambers is β€˜always on the list of sets to approach with health and safety work’ due to its β€˜exceptional members’, including Keith Morton QC and Dominic Adamson. Recent mandates include representing Tata Steel in a successful appeal against a fine imposed on the company following worker injuries.

2 Hare Court β€˜continues to build its regulatory practice and grows its reputation’ with members handling corporate manslaughter investigations, serious injury issues and non-fatal accidents. A recent example includes Jonathan Laidlaw QC acting for Hugo Boss in a fatality case.

Three Raymond Buildings is β€˜great for health and safety work’ with β€˜several stand out names’. Noteworthy individuals include Stephen Walsh QC, who led Saba Naqshbandi in a prosecution arising from the Lakanal House tower block fire; and Sarah Le Fevre, who has a niche specialism in the safety of sports stadiums.

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