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COMPASS CHAMBERS, PARLIAMENT HOUSE, PARLIAMENT SQUARE, EDINBURGH, EH1 1RF, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 260 5648
Fax:
Fax 0131 225 3642
Email:
Web:
www.compasschambers.com

Barry Smith

Tel:
Work 0131 226 5071
Email:
Compass Chambers (Compass Chambers)

Position

Barry’s principal areas of practice include the core areas of Chambers’ business, with a particular emphasis on regulatory crime. He appears regularly in the Court of Session, the High Court of Justiciary and Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland. His regulatory practice includes financial crime, computer crime and environmental offences. He regularly advises and represents those charged with offences arising from fatal road traffic accidents. His principal specialism is in the defence of charges under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and related regulations. Recent representative cases include: Scottish Power Generation Ltd v HMA (Sentence Appeal); HM Inspector v Chevron North Sea Ltd (Improvement Notice Appeal); HMA v Kaefer Ltd (HSWA s.2); HMA v Sandford Park Ltd (HSWA s.3); HMA v Tarff Valley Ltd & Soriani (HSWA s.7); FAI in re deaths of Rally Spectators (for Berwick & District Motor Club Ltd).

Career

Called 2005; trained Crown Office; Procurator Fiscal Depute

Member

Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association; Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers.

Education

Harvard Law School (LLM; Kennedy Scholar); University of Strathclyde (LLB Hons, 1st; Dip LP).


Scottish Bar

Health and safety, and regulatory

Within: Health and safety, and regulatory – Leading juniors

Barry Smith - Compass ChambersHe has in-depth knowledge of health and safety law.’

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