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Chambers of Susan Hunter

Work 0117 923 4700
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743350 BRISTOL 36

Simon Morgan

Work 0117 923 4700
St John's Chambers (Chambers of Susan Hunter)

Work Department

Health & Safety, Inquests & Public Inquiries, Regulatory and Disciplinary


Senior member of chambers specialising in regulatory matters and serious crime. Significant experience in dealing with cases involving the mentally ill and vulnerable. A ‘leader in his field’ for many years (Chambers directory and The Legal 500). Renowned for his even temper, professional approach and attention to detail. Regularly advises both prosecution and defence on matters prior to interview/charge, most particularly on the procedures and tactics to be adopted during interviews by police and other enforcement agencies. Advises police/CPS/government agencies prior to charge in cases of health and safety, murder, manslaughter, rape, fraud, environmental matters and serious road traffic incidents. Frequently attends inquests involving health and safety and road traffic deaths, most particularly where there is a risk of a prosecution of an individual or company. Grade 4 prosecutor and on the Attorney General’s A list. Recently or currently representing in health and safety/environment agency cases involving injuries/deaths on construction sites, farms, hospital (Legionella), care homes, fireworks’ factories, shipyards, schools, nurseries, holiday resort (Legionella). Current/recent cases: prosecution of Vanessa George and others (Plymouth nursery nurse); Lawford (fireman facing manslaughter for causing the death of a farmer whilst driving to an emergency by inappropriate use of the siren which caused cattle to stampede); EPSCO (HSWA prosecution arising from death at a power station); Mitchell (HSWA prosecution involving serious burns to the client of a beauty therapist; Firemagic (HSWA prosecution of fireworks factory explosion); Withers (HSWA defence of farmer re death caused by mud on a road); Tissiman (successful defence of causing death by dangerous driving arising from the condition of a trailer); B Price Ltd (EA defence arising from significant spillage into rivers during construction works); Sherwood (successful prosecution of woman making numerous false allegations of rape/harassment); A & P Falmouth (HSWA defence re death in the dockyard during a lifting operation); Parsons (attempted murder, rape and arson of householder during a burglary); Iles (matricide).


Solicitor, large Bristol practice (dealing exclusively with crime and mental health matters) 1977-1988; called to the Bar 1988; deputy district judge (Magistrates Court) 1988.


Health & Safety Lawyer’s Association; Western Circuit.

Regional Bar : Western Circuit

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

Within: Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors

Simon Morgan - St John's Chambers ‘An indomitable advocate, with a sound grasp of health and safety law.’

Within: Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

The regulatory team at St John's Chambers is active in cases involving breaches of health and safety law, licensing disputes and fatal accidents. Licensing expert Prof. Roy Light represents a broad spectrum of clients, from international corporations and arts/entertainment venues to restaurants and taxi operators. Simon Morgan is noted for his experience in health and safety cases.

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