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Simon Antrobus QC

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Crown Office Chambers (Chambers of Richard Lynagh QC)


His practice involves the most serious and highest profile criminal regulatory cases, including those that seek to test this dynamic area of law. He has a formidable record of successfully defending the full range of corporate and individual defendants, having in the past few years secured acquittals for six corporate defendants and four individual defendants charged with manslaughter and/or safety offences. He has represented in some of the largest and highest profile safety prosecutions there have ever been, such as the HTM case that confirmed the applicability of the reasonable practicability defence towards careless acts of employees, the prosecution relating to the Buncefield oil terminal explosion, the Lion Steel corporate manslaughter, and the prosecution of the fireworks organiser who staged an event at Taunton rugby club that was alleged to have caused one of Britain’s worst motorway accidents in which seven people died on the M5. Simon is also experienced in all aspects of trading law, principally food safety and trading standards (including advertising). He has represented some of the leading retail companies in criminal prosecutions relating to their businesses including high profile investigations such as those relating to the norovirus outbreak at the Fat Duck restaurant in Bray and the e-coli outbreak at the petting farm, Godstone. He has also developed a specialism in advising upon and representing in judicial review proceedings that arise out of or are related to regulatory investigations. In terms of environmental law, Simon has represented and advised in relations to environmental prosecutions relating to environmental pollution and waste management and recycling. He has particular expertise in the petro-chemical and manufacturing sectors. He is currently engaged in one of the largest EA prosecutions ever conducted in this country.


Called 1995, Inner Temple; author of articles including ‘A Guide to the Prosecution of Regulatory Offences’, Solicitors Journal (June 2001); ‘Statutory Defences within Regulatory Offences – has the burden shifted’, NLJ (June 2002); ‘The Prosecution of Regulatory Offences’, NLJ (March 2003).


Professional Negligence Bar Association; Health and Safety Lawyers Association.


Warden Park Comprehensive; Sheffield University (LLB first class).


Golf, football (supporter of Chelsea FC).

London Bar


Within: Consumer – 2018 silks

Simon Antrobus QC - Crown Office ChambersThere is no trial too big for him.

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Health and safety

Within: Health and safety – New silks 2018

Simon Antrobus QC - Crown Office ChambersA true specialist whose QC appointment is well-merited.

Within: Health and safety

As ‘a go-to set for health and safety and inquest work’, Crown Office Chambers’ ‘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.

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Inquests and inquiries

Within: Inquests and inquiries – 2018 silks

Simon Antrobus QC - Crown Office ChambersExceptional; knows his practice area inside out and is very popular with clients.

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