Leading Silks

Fred Mackintosh KC - Terra Firma Chambers 'Fred has a very calm but authoritative style of advocacy. He is very persuasive, thorough and organised. He is not afraid to make difficult arguments.'
Barry Smith KC - Compass Chambers 'A true specialist in health and safety, with a formidable intellect. Superbly focused on his feet in court. An excellent communicator. Highly intelligent.'
Murdo MacLeod KC - Compass Chambers 'A consummate silk whose style is to engage in a calm and measured dialogue with the bench. Razor sharp but with a warmth clients appreciate. A class act.'
Peter Gray KC - Compass Chambers 'A stand out advocate in the health and safety field. He combines enormous experience with a calm and friendly manner. He has the ear of the court at all times.'

Crime and regulatory in Scottish Bar

Compass Chambers

Compass Chambers stands out as ‘the go-to stable for regulatory crime and health and safety matters‘. Barry Smith KC is ‘effortlessly cool under pressure‘ and has an excellent reputation for his expertise in health and safety work; he regularly acts for clients in the maritime, retail, oil and gas, aviation, engineering and construction sectors. According to instructing solicitors, Peter Gray KC is ‘the pre-eminent senior counsel for complex regulatory matters - his oral advocacy is of the very highest standard and he commands great respect from the bench‘. Murdo MacLeod KC is representing the owner of a transport company, who is being prosecuted for health and safety breaches and culpable homicide following a fatal road traffic accident involving one of the company’s vehicles.



Very friendly and reliable.’

Compass Chambers is the principal stable for private and regulatory crime in Scotland.’