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  • James Ageros QC appears in two appeals against sentence in the Court Of Appeal.

    1 Nov 2016

    James Ageros QC, has recently been involved in two appeals against sentence in the Court Of Appeal. In the first, CRO Ports London Ltd, a ... More »
  • Simon Antrobus - Tesco Stores Ltd

    3 Oct 2016

    Simon Antrobus represented both Tesco Stores Ltd and Tesco Maintenance Ltd at Liverpool Crown Court in relation to offences under the Health and Safety at ... More »
  • Simon Antrobus - Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd

    27 Sep 2016

    Simon Antrobus (instructed by Danny McShee, Kennedys LLP) represented Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd in relation to the Smiler roller coaster accident at Alton Towers theme ... More »
  • The Chambers UK Bar Awards 2016

    19 Sep 2016

    Crown Office Chambers are delighted to be shortlisted for The Chambers UK Bar Awards 2016 in the following categories: Health & Safety: Set of the ... More »
  • Crown Office Chambers credited as a Leading Set in the 2016 Edition of the Legal 500

    15 Sep 2016

    Crown Office Chambers are delighted to be recognised as a leading set of Chambers again in this year’s Legal 500 UK Directory, Described as ‘a ... More »
  • Malcolm Galloway joins Crown Office Chambers

    8 Sep 2016

    Crown Office Chambers are delighted to welcome Malcolm Galloway. Malcolm joins from Old Square Chambers and Colleton Chambers, he will be working exclusively in the Criminal ... More »
  • James Maxwell-Scott QC and Simon Antrobus make successful submissions of no case to answer

    25 Jul 2016

    Chatsworth House Trust (James Maxwell-Scott QC) – Mrs Reason (Simon Antrobus) were today acquitted of health and safety offences following a ruling by Mr Recorder ... More »
  • Simon Antrobus successfully achieves a reduction of £650,000 on appeal

    12 Jul 2016

    Simon Antrobus successfully achieves a reduction of £650,000 on appeal in relation the sentence of a large agricultural retailer, Ernest Doe & Sons Ltd, from ... More »
  • Glastonbury Festival

    24 May 2016

    EA v Glastonbury Festival  Bristol Magistrates Court May 23rd and 24th  DJ Simon Cooper John Cooper QC successfully persuaded the court in a two day 'Newton' ... More »
  • The inquest into the death of Stephen Hunt

    19 May 2016

    The inquest into the death of Stephen Hunt concluded on 18.5.16 after 6 weeks of hearings. The jury completed a questionnaire containing 15 questions. They ... More »
  • The Jury unanimously acquitted a director of Watling Tyres after a trial at Canterbury Crown Court

    11 May 2016

    John Cooper QC represented the director who had been charged with an offence under the Health and Safety at Work Act. The trial concluded 10 ... More »
  • Hillsborough Inquests

    26 Apr 2016

    Earlier today the jury returned conclusions in the Hillsborough Inquests. The inquests into the 1989 Hillsborough Stadium Disaster ran for over 2 years and are ... More »
  • John Cooper QC and Mike Atkins secure acquittal in landmark NHS Corporate Manslaughter prosecution

    28 Jan 2016

    John Cooper QC and Mike Atkins have secured the acquittal of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, the first ever Trust to be prosecuted for ... More »
  • Michael Curtis QC wins emergency cancellation appeal in the First Tier Tribunal

    12 Jan 2016

    Michael (instructed by Ridouts) successfully represented the appellant Old Village Care Limited. Old Village owns and operates a number of nursing homes.  In August 2015 ... More »
  • Andrew Smith, Kim Franklin and James Maxwell-Scott appointed as Queen's Counsel

    11 Jan 2016

    Crown Office Chambers is delighted to announce that Andrew Smith, Kim Franklin and James Maxwell-Scott have been successful in their applications for Silk. They will be formally appointed as ... More »
  • Baldwins Crane Hire - Corporate Manslaughter Sentence

    22 Dec 2015

    Baldwins Crane Hire Ltd became the 14th company to be convicted and sentenced for corporate manslaughter under the 2007 Act. The company received a fine ... More »
  • John Cooper QC and Dominic Kay appear in electric ‎gate manslaughter cases

    9 Dec 2015

    On 7th December 2015, CGA was fined £50,000 following its plea to Corporate Manslaughter at the end of November.  The Company's director, K, was earlier ... More »
  • Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of The Home and Motor Club Limited

    9 Nov 2015

    Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of The Home and Motor Club Limited and its managing director charged with 28 counts of fraud and breaching ... More »
  • Crown Office Chambers wins Set of the Year in both PI and Health and Safety at the Bar Awards 2015

    28 Oct 2015

    Crown Office Chambers are delighted to announce winning two awards at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015 - Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence set of the year and the ... More »
  • The Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015

    12 Oct 2015

    Crown Office Chambers are delighted to be shortlisted for The Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015 in the following categories: Health & Safety - Set of the ... More »
  • Mark Balysz has secured back to back acquittals in Norwich and the Old Bailey

    25 Aug 2015

    On 24th August Metroline Travel Limited, a London Bus operator, was found not guilty by a jury at the Central Criminal Court, after an 11 ... More »
  • John Cooper QC successfully defends bar manager in relation to Nitro-Jagermeiseter shot

    12 Jun 2015

    John Cooper QC successfully defended Matthew Harding, the bar manager in allegations arising from the service of a Nitro–Jaegermeiseter shot at Oscars Wine Bar in ... More »
  • John Cooper QC is instructed to defend Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

    14 May 2015

    John Cooper QC is instructed to defend Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust in the first prosecution of an NHS Trust for an offence of corporate ... More »
  • Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of G & A M Lawson Limited at Carlisle Crown Court

    31 Mar 2015

    Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of G & A M Lawson Limited at Carlisle Crown Court. The plant hire company was charged with failing ... More »
  • Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of Francis Brown Limited

    16 Mar 2015

    Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of Francis Brown Limited at Middlesborough Crown Court. The steel fabrication company, founded in 1903, was tried for breaching ... More »
  • James Ageros and Muhammed Haque appointed as Queen's Counsel

    14 Jan 2015

    Crown Office Chambers is delighted to announce that James Ageros and Muhammed Haque have been successful in their applications for Silk. They will be formally appointed ... More »
  • Alice Jarratt joins Crown Office Chambers

    9 Dec 2014

    Crown Office Chambers are pleased to welcome Alice Jarratt. Alice joins from Carmelite Chambers and will be working exclusively in the Criminal Regulatory team. If ... More »
  • James Maxwell-Scott wins Health & Safety Junior of the Year at the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards

    3 Oct 2014

    Congratulations to James Maxwell-Scott for being awarded the Health & Safety Junior of the Year at the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2014.
  • Crown Office Chambers shortlisted for The Chambers Bar Awards 2014

    19 Aug 2014

    Crown Office Chambers is pleased to announce that it has been shortlisted in the following categories for The Chambers Bar Awards 2014: Construction:                                          Set of the ... More »
  • Continued success for Crown Office Chambers in Chambers UK 2015 Directory

    24 Jul 2014

    The following members, which includes several new additions, are listed in the 2015 edition of Chambers UK: Richard Lynagh QC - Personal InjuryMichael Harvey QC - Insurance and ... More »
  • John Cooper QC and Elizabeth Boon successfully defend Red Industries at Stafford Crown Court

    22 May 2014

    In the fifth week of an eight week trial the Environment Agency abandoned their entire case against the company. Not Guilty verdicts were recorded in ... More »
  • Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of Attleys Roofing Limited

    7 Apr 2014

    Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of Attleys Roofing Limited after a five week trial at Reading Crown Court. The Company was found not guilty ... More »
  • HSE v Cotterell: John Cooper persuaded the Court of no case to answer

    4 Mar 2014

    HSE v Paul Cotterell, Preston Crown Court, 4 March 2014, HHJ Baker John Cooper successfully persuaded the court to entertain a submission of no case ... More »
  • Three new Silks for Crown Office Chambers

    19 Feb 2014

    Crown Office Chambers wish to congratulate John Cooper, Alexander Antelme and Ben Quiney on their appointment to Queen’s Counsel. The appointment of Queen’s Counsel ceremony ... More »
  • Mark Balysz secures acquittal of company director charged with Health & Safety offences

    12 Feb 2014

    Mark Balysz secures acquittal of company director charged with health and safety offences following the death of an employee. After two weeks of evidence and ... More »
  • Dominic Kay represents nursery worker cleared of manslaughter

    6 Feb 2014

    Dominic Kay represented a nursery worker acquitted of manslaughter following the death of a child in her care at a nursery in York in 2012. ... More »
  • Mike Atkins secures acquittal for director in bar cellar hatch case

    20 Dec 2013

    Mike Atkins successfully defended a company director charged with neglect in this 7 day trial before a jury at Teesside Crown Court. In September 2012 ... More »
  • Simon Antrobus represents firework operator cleared of causing M5 motorway crash in which 7 people died.

    10 Dec 2013

    Simon Antrobus represented the firework display operator, Geoffrey Counsell, who was cleared of a health and safety charge in which it was alleged that smoke ... More »
  • HSE v Persimmon Homes: John Cooper and Dominic Kay successfully defend Persimmon Homes

    2 Apr 2013

    HSE v Persimmon Homes Northampton Crown Court 2 April 2013 John Cooper and Dominic Kay successfully defended Persimmon Homes at Northampton Crown Court. The case concerned ... More »
  • Lakanal House fire Inquest

    28 Mar 2013

    James Maxwell-Scott and Mike Atkins acted as Counsel to the Inquests instructed by the Assistant Deputy Coroner, Her Honour Frances Kirkham CBE. The inquests, which ... More »
  • Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2012 - Health & Safety Set of the Year

    26 Oct 2012

    We are delighted to announce that Crown Office Chambers has been awarded Health & Safety Set of the Year for the second consecutive year. The ... More »
  • Unlawful killing verdicts and road traffic accidents

    11 Oct 2012

    James Maxwell-Scott, instructed by Stephen Barnfield of Hill Dickinson LLP, represented the successful claimant in R (Wilkinson) v HM Coroner for the Greater Manchester South ... More »
  • Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2012

    11 Sep 2012

    We are delighted to announce that Crown Office Chambers has been nominated for the following awards: Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury - Set of the ... More »
  • R v Malden (Plumbing & Heating) Ltd - Acquittal on Section 3 of the Health & Safety At Work Act

    29 Jun 2012

    An Old Bailey jury yesterday returned a unanimous not guilty verdict following a prosecution under section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act. ... More »
  • Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health & Safety and Environmental Law

    27 Jun 2012

    Chambers is pleased to announce that the Regulatory List Management Board has appointed James Ageros, James Maxwell-Scott, Mark Balysz, Harry Vann and Mike Atkins as ... More »
  • James Ageros joins Chambers’ Criminal Regulatory & Environmental team from 2 Bedford Row

    31 May 2012

    We are delighted to announce that James Ageros has joined Chambers’ Criminal Regulatory & Environmental Law team from 2 Bedford Row. James, who was nominated for ... More »
  • Bovis Lend Lease Acquittal

    3 Feb 2012

    Bovis Lend Lease, represented by Simon Antrobus of chambers, were successfully acquitted by a Jury at the Old Bailey of a health and safety offence ... More »
  • Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2011

    28 Oct 2011

    We are pleased to announce that Crown Office Chambers has been awarded Health & Safety Set of the Year and proud to congratulate Dominic Kay ... More »
  • Chambers UK, 2012 Edition – Leading Set

    26 Oct 2011

    We are pleased to announce that Crown Office Chambers is ranked as a Leading Set in the following areas: Clinical Negligence, Construction, Health & Safety, ... More »
  • HSE v AMEC

    30 Sep 2011

    After a three week trial in Manchester Crown Court the jury acquitted the company after three days of deliberation. The case concerned the fatality of ... More »
  • Legal 500, 2011 Edition – Leading Set

    29 Sep 2011

    We are pleased to announce that Crown Office Chambers is ranked as Leading Set in the following areas: Clinical Negligence and Healthcare, Construction, Consumer and ... More »
  • Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2011

    1 Sep 2011

    We are pleased to announce that Crown Office Chambers has been nominated for the following awards: Professional Negligence Silk of the Year: Roger ter Haar ... More »
  • Tangerine Confectionery Ltd and Veolia ES (UK) Ltd v The Queen - judgment handed down today

    19 Aug 2011

    The Court of Appeal today handed down the long-awaited judgment in the joined appeals of Tangerine Confectionery and Veolia. John Cooper appeared for Tangerine Confectionery ... More »
  • HSE v London Borough of Camden

    4 Feb 2011

    Her Honour Judge Taylor today passed sentence in this case at Southwark Crown Court. The case related to an accident in January 2007, when a ... More »
  • HSE v Heineken UK Ltd

    13 Jan 2011

    Reading Crown Court, before HHJ Parkes QC. On the 4th day of trial the Prosecution offered no evidence against Heineken represented by John Cooper.  Not ... More »
  • LFEPA v New Look

    16 Jun 2010

    The Court of Appeal Criminal Division, 18th June 2010 (Pitchford LJ, Rafferty J and HHJ Goldstone QC) Judgment was given today in the awaited sentence ... More »
  • Administrative Court holds that regulations limiting recoverable costs to legal aid rates are unlawful

    16 Jun 2010

    R (On the Application of the Law Society) v The Lord Chancellor [2010] EWHC 1406 (Admin) The Administrative Court (Elias LJ and Keith J) yesterday ... More »
  • Mark Balysz joins Crown Office Chambers

    1 Jun 2010

    Chambers is delighted to announce that Mark Balysz, formerly of 12 College Place Southampton, has joined the chambers Health & Safety and Regulatory team. Mark ... More »
  • Three Valleys Water v LFEPA [2009] EWHC 3109 (QB) and [2010] EWHC 208 (QB)

    19 Feb 2010

    Michael Curtis QC successfully appeared for London Fire in resisting Three Valleys claim that LFEPA is responsible under s57 of the Water Industry Act 1991 ... More »
  • HSE v (1) Veolia (ES) Ltd & (2) Brian Currie (Milton Keynes) Ltd, Aylesbury Crown Court, HH the Lord Parmoor & a Jury

    12 Feb 2010

    A John Williams successfully represented Brian Currie (Milton Keynes) Limited in a prosecution brought by the HSE under s3 of the Health & Safety at ... More »
  • HSE v Pearlview Estates Ltd, Faulkner Gates Ltd & Electric Gate Services Ltd

    27 Jan 2010

    Bournemouth Crown Court before HHJ Harrow The trial of this matter concluded on Monday with the First and Third Defendant companies being acquitted by the ... More »
  • HSE v Brookfield Construction

    19 Jan 2010

    January 11-15, Aylesbury Crown Court (His Honour The Lord Parmoor) John Cooper represented the company who were Principal Contractor in the construction of a new ... More »
  • Coroners and Justice Act 2009

    24 Nov 2009

    The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 received the Royal Assent on 12 November 2009. This newsflash comments on the main changes to the law of ... More »
  • Chambers UK, 2010 Edition - Leading Set

    1 Nov 2009

    We are pleased to announce that Crown Office Chambers is ranked as a Leading Set in the following areas: Construction, Professional Negligence: Technology & Construction, ... More »
  • Richard Tyrrell joins Chambers

    14 Sep 2009

    Chambers is pleased to announce that Richard Tyrrell (formerly of St Johns Buildings, Manchester) has accepted an invitation to join Chambers from 14 Septmber 2009. ... More »
  • Chilcott v Thermal Transfer Ltd, 17 July 2009

    24 Jul 2009

    The Administrative Court cancelled the Prohibition Notice issued against Thermal Transfer Ltd ("TT") and clarified the law on the approach to be taken by Employment ... More »
  • HMS Tireless Inquest

    24 Mar 2009

    James Maxwell-Scott (instructed by Hill Hofstetter LLP) represented the manufacturer of a self-contained oxygen generator (SCOG) which exploded onboard the Royal Navy nuclear submarine, HMS ... More »
  • HSE v Enterprise Managed Services Limited

    6 Mar 2009

    Southwark Crown Court, 2-6 March 2009. John Cooper successfully defended in this case in which it was alleged that the company had caused a contractor, ... More »
  • Trent Strategic Health Authority v Jain - House of Lords Decision

    2 Feb 2009

    In Trent Strategic Health Authority v Jain [2009] UKHL 4 the House of Lords dismissed the Jains' appeal. The House of Lords held that the ... More »
  • Cambridge City Council v Kwik Fit (GB) Ltd

    29 Jan 2009

    John Cooper successfully represented Kwik Fit in their appeal heard at Cambridge Crown Court earlier this month. The court allowed an appeal against the conviction ... More »
  • Newsflash - Health & Safety (Offences) Bill Through the Lords

    15 Oct 2008

    In contrast to the Corporate Manslaughter Act’s turbulent and high profile passage through Parliament, the Health & Safety (Offences) Bill has almost completed its journey, ... More »
  • NEW Health & Safety and Regulatory Newsletter

    1 Aug 2008

    The latest edition of Chambers' Health & Safety and Regulatory newletter can be accessed via the link below. In this issue you'll find the usual ... More »
  • R v TDG (UK) Ltd [2008] EWCA Crim 1963

    29 Jul 2008

    John Cooper appeared on behalf of the company in this case (a full report is provided in Chambers' new Health & Safety and Regulatory Law ... More »
  • Earls Court noise nuisance abated

    17 Apr 2008

    London Underground Limited v Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea(West London Magistrates Court: 17&18 October 2007; 17&18 January and 14&15 April 2008). Statutory Nuisance - Abatement ... More »
  • Health & Safety and Regulatory Newsletter

    14 Mar 2008

    The latest edition of Chambers' Health & Safety and Regulatory newletter can be accessed via the link below. This new issue contains in depth coverage ... More »
  • HSE v HTM

    31 Jan 2008

    John Cooper and Simon Antrobus successfully represented the company in a case of fundamental importance described in Redgrave as “central and controversial”. The jury returned ... More »
  • R v NWH (Croydon Crown Court, HH Judge Ainley)

    5 Dec 2007

    John Cooper appeared on behalf of the company. Two allegations of causative Health and Safety breaches arising from the death of a worker engaged in ... More »
  • HSE v Switchgear Engineering Services Limited (Court of Appeal - Criminal Division)

    10 Oct 2007

    John Cooper represented SES in the case in which the Court of Appeal considered the principles to be applied in sentencing Co-Defendants of differing financial ... More »
  • Simon J Brown

    18 Sep 2007

    Chambers is pleased to announce that Simon J Brown (formerly of Seven Bedford Row) has accepted an invitation to join Chambers from 18th September 2007. ... More »
  • Westminster City Council v KONE PLC – Southwark Crown Court

    13 Apr 2007

    John Cooper successfully argued before the Court (His Honour Judge Rivlin QC) that a Senior Environmental Health Officer could not give opinion evidence in relation ... More »

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