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  1. Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading silks
  2. Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading silks

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors

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3PB acts for the General Medical Council and the General Dental Council; regulation in the medical profession is a strong source of work for chambers. Ian Lawrie QC was appointed to the circuit bench in October 2015.

At Albion Chambers, highly regarded criminal silk Kate Brunner QC and regulatory crime practitioner Alan Fuller are well versed in inquests and professional discipline cases.

Colleton Chambers is active in regulatory matters, involving health and safety, environmental crime and professional discipline law. David Sapiecha is currently acting for a police officer in an inquest into the death of a citizen who was tazered after pouring petrol over himself.

Health and safety is a major area for the ‘first-class regulatory practice’ at Guildhall Chambers, and as such, members appeared in a number of high-profile and complex inquests in 2015. Some counsel also have expertise in licensing matters.

Old Square Chambers is recommended for health and safety cases, acting for the prosecution and defence. Headline instructions have included the Lakanal House Fire inquest.

Members of Pump Court Chambers are experienced in health and safety cases, many of which involve catastrophic injuries and/or are in the construction and engineering industries. Richard Tutt recently prosecuted Industrial Chemicals, a chemical making company, over a 66-tonne spill at a site in Essex.

Queen Square Chambers is active in the fields of health and safety and professional discipline. Oliver Willmott is well known for his expertise in maritime cases and recently acted for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in its prosecution of a boat master following the death of a crew member.

St John’s Chambers regulatory team is home to experts in health and safety and licensing disputes. Prof. Roy Light is well known for his licensing practice and he regularly defends pubs, clubs and taxi drivers, as well as representing authorities. On the health and safety side, Simon Morgan and Andrew McLaughlin defend and prosecute in cases concerning catastrophic injuries incurred at work.

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