Criminal Regulatory & Environmental
Criminal Regulatory & Environmental - Recommendations
Health and Safety Set of the Year, Chambers Bar Awards 2011, 2012 & 2015
Health and Safety Junior of the Year, Chambers Bar Awards 2010 (John Cooper), 2011 (Dominic Kay) and 2013 (Simon Antrobus)
"Crown Office Chambers has a first-rate clerking team"; "the regulatory team are very well clerked indeed."
Chambers UK 2016, Winners and Leading Set in Band 1 for Health & Safety
"A set that is the first port of call for a number of the most significant health and safety cases, including those charged under the recently enacted corporate manslaughter legislation. It is well known for its strong bench of junior counsel, and is praised for its highly specialised skills. Members continue to play leading roles on major inquests in addition to court work. Sources agree that 'the team includes some extremely capable advocates', with one opining that 'the best senior juniors are here'. 'It has excellent counsel who are true specialists and understand the law. It is very commercially aware and provides good client service through a strong clerking team.'"
Chambers UK 2014, Leading Set in Band 1 for Health & Safety
" 'A dominant health and safety set', Crown Office Chambers fields an array of established experts in the field who regularly handle the toughest cases"
Legal 500 2013, Leading Set in Band 1 for Health and Safety
"Crown Office Chambers is ‘an excellent set’, and is singled out for its ‘efficient clerking’."
Legal 500, 2013, Leading Set for Consumer law
"Crown Office Chambers possesses an enviable line-up of juniors who specialise in criminal regulatory law and excel, in particular, when handling health and safety matters. Its specialist team is made up of barristers who 'have a great eye for detail, are confident in the presentation of their cases' and are prepared to 'take on a fight in a forceful manner if that's what the client requires.' Difficult cases are a speciality and members of the chambers provide well-received seminars to clients and happily travel far and wide in pursuit of their practices. One solicitor commented: 'What is impressive about them is that there isn't just one or two of them. There's a whole team on hand and if one barrister isn't available you always have someone good standing by.' Another satisfied observer noted: 'You know you are getting people who do this work day in day out; this is what they do and it shows in terms of the quality of the work they do.'
Chambers UK 2013, Leading Set in Band 1 for Health & Safety
"Crown Office Chambers has a first-class practice, and is the first choice for many solicitors seeking defence counsel. ‘It has certainly go the best team of juniors around’ remark peers, who note its members’ tenacity when handling criminal regulatory law matters. Sources comment: ‘The set has such strength and depth that you know you will get quality counsel, and well-clerked quality counsel at that.’ Members continue to be instructed on high-profile briefs and can count the likes of Sir Robert McAlpine Construction, Carillion, Marks & Spencer, Pizza Hut, Iceland, Tesco, JJB Sports, Bhs and Bupa as clients they have catered to in the past.”
Chambers UK 2012, Leading Set in Band 1 for Health & Safety
"The 'market-leading' Crown Office Chambers is 'the go-to set for health and safety work', where 'members all have different strengths which complement one another'. 'There is a barrister to suit everyone'."
Legal 500 2011, Leading Set in Band 1 for Health & Safety
“Helpful and efficient clerks.”
Chambers UK 2012
“This ‘dynamic, go-getting group’ has now established itself in the very front rank of health and safety sets. Its defence experience is as good as anyone’s, and it boasts a crop of juniors whose names are fixtures in London and on various regional circuits. Solicitors find the clerking to be ‘fantastic and hassle-free’, while the training events and seminars organised here are increasingly appreciated.”
Chambers UK 2011, Leading Set in Band 1 for Health & Safety
“A fine example of a thoroughly modern, top-quality set… There are no awards at the Bar for delivering advice in plain English, but if there were Crown Office Chambers would win by a country mile.”
Chambers UK 2011
“Pro-active, helpful and flexible clerks who will do anything they can to help out.”
Chambers UK 2011
Crown Office Chambers’ members “are well equipped to handle the full gamut of health and safety issues, including regulatory issues, and have vast experience acting for the defence in high-profile cases.”
Chambers UK 2010, Leading Set for Health & Safety
“The set provides ‘tremendous depth – counsel show a great deal of business understanding as to how the matter affects the client.”
Legal 500 2009, Leading Set for Consumer and Product Liability
“Pragmatic, sensible and technically astute.”
Chambers & Partners 2008, Leading Set for Health & Safety
“The size and level of expertise on hand at Crown Office Chambers continues to inspire confidence in clients. The set fields a heavyweight team of health and safety juniors.”
Legal 500 2008, Leading Set for Health & Safety
“'This set has critical mass and possesses the size and strength to service all of our requirements’ say clients. Sources also rave about the quality of juniors, asserting that they stand ‘head and shoulders above the majority of barristers’.”
Legal 500 2007, Leading Set for Health & Safety