By instructing us, you will receive more than just advice and representation; you will secure consistently excellent oral and written advocacy, delivered with the highest levels of service and integrity from barristers who specialise in criminal regulatory and environmental prosecutions. We also have a first class pedigree in addressing every aspect of civil claims arising from prosecutions.
We defend corporate clients, employers and individuals at prosecutions brought in both the Magistrates' and Crown Courts. Our experience covers the full range of health and safety law, from corporate manslaughter cases to HSWA prosecutions arising from non-fatal accidents. In addition to trial advocacy, we offer a full advisory service, from the earliest stages of an investigation to general compliance and policy issues. The depth of experience in our Criminal Regulatory Team allows us to meet all levels of requirement, with every single case being given the care and attention it deserves.
We have expertise in the presentation of mitigation, both written and oral, these skills extend to securing alternative outcomes, such as Improvement Notices and Prohibition Notices.
We have particular experience of environmental enforcement cases and have advised and represented defendants across the range of prosecutions, including:
We have vast experience of inquests, including many high profile cases, often subject to considerable media scrutiny, and fully understand the importance of sensitivity and proper representation in this forum, whether acting for families of the deceased or for other interested parties. We have appeared before the Coroner in cases involving:
Individual barristers have also acted as Counsel to the Inquest in very high profile cases.
Members of the Criminal Regulatory Team include Treasury Counsel who undertake work on behalf of Government Departments and Agencies. They have significant experience of judicial enquiries, which enhances the strength and depth of the service provided.
We are committed to the principle of knowledge sharing, ensuring that you and your clients always have access to the latest and best advice. Please contact Tony Hill or Alan Odiam if you would like to discuss seminars, workshops or any other training requirements.