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Leading Silks

Andrew Langdon KCGuildhall Chambers ‘Andrew has the ability to cut to the core issues with incision, providing practical and pragmatic advice from the outset backed up by brilliant advocacy and courtroom presence.'

Leading Juniors

Judith ConstableDevon Chambers ‘Judith is a calm, composed advocate who presents cases persuasively, concisely and clearly. She is responsive and reliable and always knows her case inside-out. Her attitude is professional and respectful.’
Nicholas Cotter3PB ‘Nick is a real heavyweight junior with a keen sense for a sound strategy. He has a calm, responsive and pragmatic approach and an excellent manner with judge and jury alike in the heat of courtroom proceedings.'   
Alistair HaggartyGuildhall Chambers ‘He is very bright, thoughtful, and is an advocate who charms judges and juries alike. He has a reputation for being measured and succinct. He has a profound grasp of regulatory crime, in particular health and safety offences.' 
Samuel JonesGuildhall ChambersSam is an experienced regulatory practitioner, perhaps unrivalled as a junior on the Western Circuit. He is extremely good with commercial clients and has the trust of the judiciary. He is also a very persuasive jury advocate.' 
David SapiechaAlbion Chambers ‘David is an excellent advocate with the ability to hold his audience no matter how complex the matter being explained.  He knows how to explain difficult concepts to juries and strikes the correct balance between explaining all of the relevant facts without going into too much detail.  You can tell juries listen to his every word.' 
Richard Tutt – Pump Court ChambersHe is a brilliant junior counsel; charming, persuasive and respected by judges. He has excellent judgement and never wastes a word in court. Everything he does is very precise, very measured.’ 
Oliver WilmottQueen Square Chambers ‘Oliver has an innate ability to understand and process complex technical matters and advocate in a way which is eloquent, precise and understandable. He is faultless in the way he manages and prepares cases and always understands the key priorities of the client and any wider commercial implications.'
Alan FullerAlbion Chambers ‘He is a safe pair of hands who knows health and safety law inside out.’ 
Tom Horder3PB ‘Tom is always very friendly, approachable and contactable. He quickly gets to the core of the issues and expresses his advice in a user-friendly manner. He has a good eye for detail and in court his submissions are well-crafted. He is also conscious of effective jury handling and decanting complex matters into the key facts in a digestible manner.’
Mark RuffellPump Court ChambersMark gets stuck into cases and is always a team player. He offers practical help and has a straightforward approach. He is also able to separate the wheat from the chaff and negotiate effectively with his opponent.' 

Business and regulatory crime (including health and safety) in Regional Bar

Albion Chambers

Members of Albion Chambers, the ‘best set in Bristol for business and regulatory crime‘ work, offer broad expertise to a wide range of clients. Alan Fuller specialises in regulatory crime and is especially experienced in trading standards investigations and health and safety matters, including fatal accidents. He tends to act for the prosecution, especially for local authorities and other regulatory bodies, and represented Bristol City Council in a fraudulent trading case. David Sapiecha, a ‘great tactician‘ and ‘a very good advocate‘, is regularly instructed by the Health and Safety Executive. He recently acted in HSE v Forfarmers, Crabtree and Hill, etc., a case involving significant injuries following a fall from height at work and the consequent apportioning of legal responsibility between the four companies involved. He also appears in fraud and consumer protection regulations cases.


‘The clerks are a pleasure to deal with and are always ready to assist. Nick Jeanes and Ken Duthie are fantastic.’ 

‘Albion Chambers is the best set in Bristol for business and regulatory crime (including health and safety).’

‘The clerks at Albion Chambers are very helpful in corresponding with courts to ensure appropriate listing times for clients and counsel, and liaising with opposing counsel’s chambers when necessary.’ 

‘Albion Chambers has a wide variety of barristers.’ 

Albion Chambers is a lovely set; friendly, helpful and always willing to go that extra mile to help out. It has a good range of counsel of varying levels of experience covering all the main heads.’ 

Guildhall Chambers

Guildhall Chambers‘s regulatory crime team possesses considerable ‘depth of character and breadth of skills‘ as well as extensive experience in relation to fatal and non-fatal matters, including corporate manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter, and breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act. Andrew Langdon KC, who leads the team with a ‘calm and directed approach‘, is regularly instructed in high-profile health and safety cases and recently led Sam Jones (‘perhaps unrivalled as a junior on the Western Circuit’) and Alistair Haggarty‘superb in complex, document-heavy cases’, in R v Gulley and Others, prosecuting multiple individuals and companies for offenses including gross negligence manslaughter, following a fatal accident in Cardiff when the wall of a church collapsed upon a scaffolder.

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‘The clerks are prompt and friendly, as is all support staff. Lucy Northeast is quite simply a godsend.  She is very approachable and just gets things done. Working alongside and with the support of Grant Bidwell, and further supported by Shannon Winston, Elena Brake and Michael Cregg, one is always assured that an issue or query will be dealt with and solved expeditiously.’

‘Lucy Northeast and Ryan Barrow are very helpful and friendly as well as efficient.’

‘Guildhall Chambers has an experienced and respected team of specialist barristers operating in the field of Regulatory Crime, in particular in relation to Health and Safety offences.’

‘Guildhall Chambers is the best set for its depth of character and breadth of skills within not only its Crime and Regulatory department but all other departments as well.’

‘An excellent chambers – the clerks are first-rate and ensure that the right barrister is allocated to the case.’

‘The clerks are really helpful and communicative.’

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Members of 3PB regularly handle a range of health and safety matters, representing a wide range of clients, including local authorities, regulatory bodies, businesses, individuals, and the Health and Safety Executive. Nicholas Cotteris an excellent advocate‘ who ‘quickly commands the respect of the court‘. He has a strong presence on the Western Circuit in this area and recently defended a company and director against a charge of corporate manslaughter following two workplace fatalities. Tom Horder both has considerable expertise in relation to health and safety matters at sea. David Richards was appointed a circuit judge in September 2023.


‘Gemma Faulkner and Chris Mitchell are excellent. They go above and beyond to accommodate.’

‘The clerks are efficient, and go and above and beyond to accommodate. Chris Mitchell in particular is excellent and Mark Heath is a safe pair of hands.’ 

‘Stuart Pringle and Lee Giles are hugely experienced and capable when it comes to their running of the clerks’ room.  They have strong local knowledge and are always good to work with. Regulatory lead Chris Mitchell is really excellent – very hard working and adept at making things happen for our clients and ourselves.’

‘3 Paper buildings is an impressive chambers. They deliver an excellent service.’

‘3PB is first class when it comes to marine safety. They have worked with the MCA for a long time and this is shown in their levels of expertise and knowledge in this field.’

‘3PB is an excellent set.  They are responsive, well organised and commercially minded, with strength in depth when it comes to criminal, white collar and regulatory cases.’

The clerks at the Winchester office have always been most helpful and approachable. Face to face conferences at chambers are well organised and resourced.’

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