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  1. Health and safety – Leading sets
  2. Health and safety – Leading silks
  3. Health and safety – 2016 silks
  4. Health and safety – 2017 silks
  5. Health and safety – Leading juniors

Health and safety – Leading silks

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The β€˜exceptional’ Crown Office Chambers houses some of the β€˜leading barristers in the field’, who frequently appear in high-profile proceedings; for example, Simon Antrobus represented the owners of the Alton Towers theme park in relation to the highly publicised rollercoaster accident. John Cooper QC handled prosecutions for Tarmac and Interserve. Malcolm Galloway joined from Old Square Chambers.

Henderson Chambers is praised as β€˜an excellent stable of talent’. Leading light Prashant Popat QC handled the proceedings arising from the window frame collapse in Hanover Square, and co-defended with Oliver Campbell QC in the case following a crane collapse and subsequent a double fatality in Battersea.

At Six Pump Court, β€˜there is not a lot that the high-calibre health and safety barristers have not handled’. Recent instructions saw Stephen Hockman QC leading Mark Watson in a dispute arising from an accident in a major supermarket, and Pascal Bates leading Gordon Menzies in the HSE case resulting from the Great Yarmouth steel collapse. Mark Harris was retained to act for Sembcorp in a prosecution pertaining to an accident during boiler pressure testing.

2 Bedford Row is β€˜one of the leading sets for criminal regulatory work’, with β€˜second-to-none’ strength in depth. Chambers’ headline instructions included Richard Matthews QC handling proceedings arising from the death of Amanda Telfer, who was crushed to death by falling window frames, and Jim Sturman QC representing University College London in the prosecution pertaining to an explosion in the nanotechnology lab.

The β€˜highly rated’ Temple Garden Chambers includes Keith Morton QC, who secured the acquittal of BAM Construction in the case arising from a worker being crushed by a tonne of glass on a construction site. Meanwhile, Dominic Adamson represented Tata Steel UK in proceedings pertaining to two workplace incidents.

The β€˜strong cadre of members’ at 2 Hare Court appear in high-profile health and safety cases year after year. Expertise spans corporate manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter, deaths at work and non-fatal accidents.

Three Raymond Buildings is β€˜noted for its regulatory expertise and specialist knowledge’. With members both prosecuting and defending cases, the set’s headline instructions saw Jonathan Ashley-Norman QC prosecuting several construction companies and Sarah Le Fevre defending in food safety proceedings.

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