Simon Antrobus > Chambers of Richard Lynagh QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Lynagh QC
Crown Office Chambers
2 CROWN OFFICE ROW, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7HJ
England

Position

Simon is renowned for defending on behalf of organisations and their directors or employees in relation to serious and high profile criminal safety prosecutions. He has defended in all types of safety prosecution, including corporate and individual manslaughter, health and safety, food safety and product liability. He also defends and advises as to all aspects of criminal trading law, including product launches and recalls and judicial review as to regulatory decision-making.

Career

Simon has appeared in most of the major and high profile criminal safety prosecutions that have taken place in the last decade in this country, including: the Buncefield oil terminal explosion, the fireworks organiser charged with causing a multi-fatality collision on the M5 motorway, the trial of the Sheffield Wednesday club secretary in relation to the Hillsborough disaster, the Pembroke oil refinery explosion, the inquest in relation to the Al-Qaeda attack on the BP gas refinery at In Amenas in Algeria, and the Alton Towers Smiler rollercoaster accident in which two young women suffered severe amputations. He is currently appearing in relation to the ongoing Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Memberships

Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association.

Education

Sheffield University, Law (LLB First Class).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

Within: 2018 Silks -

Simon Antrobus QC



Crown Office Chambers



He presents the most complicated issues in an easily understood way.

London Bar > Health and safety

Within: 2018 Silks -

Simon Antrobus QC



Crown Office Chambers



Very intelligent and analytical; he wins over a court.

A specialist outfit with real strength in depth‘, Crown Office Chambers is widely regarded as ‘a go-to chambers for health and safety work‘ with a team that continues to act in high-profile cases, notably the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. Recent instructions include Dominic Kay QC representing Hamerton Zoo in an inquest regarding health and safety breaches after a tiger mauled a keeper to death, while Simon Antrobus QC acted for Valero Energy (formerly Chevron) in the case of the Pembroke oil refinery explosion that killed four workers.

London Bar > Consumer

Within: 2018 Silks -

Simon Antrobus QC



Crown Office Chambers



A real people person who can look at matters both legally and commercially.