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Cornerstone Barristers

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2-3 GRAY'S INN SQUARE, LONDON, WC1R 5JH, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7242 4986
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Fax 020 7405 1166
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316 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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Birmingham, Cardiff, London

Gerard Forlin QC

Tel:
Work 020 7242 4986
Email:
Cornerstone Barristers (Cornerstone Barristers)

Position

Specialist in health and safety; manslaughter: disaster litigation; aviation: railways; fire; shipping safety; regulatory offences; product liability; healthcare; commercial fishing; corruption; waste offences; and public inquiries and inquests. Described as "one of the most compelling advocates that you could ever see in a courtroom." Standing counsel to numerous PLCs and agencies in the UK and abroad. Advised on over 250 fatality cases, including: Grenfell Tower, Shoreham Air Disaster, MH370, recent inquest F1 McLaren, Watford, Southall, Paddington, James Porter, Teebay, Barrow, Hatfield, Purley, Faversham, Britannia Air Crash, City of London Lift Case, Alton Towers, Greek catamaran, inquests in Falklands and other sporting, aviation and construction cases. Acted in over 150 jury inquests in the UK and overseas. Regular presenter for FCO, ASEAN and UN on bribery and corruption. Direct Access Licensed.

Career

Called 1984; Lincoln’s Inn; QC 2010; Senior Crown Counsel, Hong Kong; Denman Chambers, Sydney; Maxwell Chambers, Singapore; standing counsel to numerous unions, PLCs and government departments; visiting lecturer to numerous universities and other institutions in UK and worldwide, consultant to the Bar Council on the Corporate Killing Bill; lecturer to the police and ACPO on disaster management. Publications of note: numerous articles; practical research paper on manslaughter (Sweet & Maxwell); general editor of Corporate Liability: Work Related Deaths and Criminal Prosecution (Bloomsbury, 3rd edition 2014); law chapter in Butterworths’ Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Management: Principles and Practice (December 2002; 2004); two chapters in Butterworths’ Licensing Law and Practice (2013); joint author of A Practical Guide to Health and Safety Prosecutions (Thomas Telford, 2007).

Languages

French, Italian.

Member

CBA; Pro Bono Unit; vice chair of Health and Safety Lawyers; ADLR; Global legal panel of Royal Aeronautical Society legal list; Member of Denman Chambers Sydney; tenant in Maxwell Chambers Singapore; Called in the BVI.

Education

Trinity Hall, Cambridge (MPhil); London School of Economics (LLM; LLB Hons Dip Air and Space Law).

Leisure

Travel.


London Bar

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety – Leading silks

Gerard Forlin QC - Cornerstone BarristersA highly regarded advocate with an international practice.

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Product liability

Within: Product liability – Leading silks

Gerard Forlin QC - Cornerstone BarristersHe has acted in high-profile and sensitive cases, including Grenfell Tower and MH370.

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