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Jack Murphy

Call 2013

"Very experienced, much beyond his years. Very legally and tactically astute, good eye for detail, understands strategy, and is very well prepared. Highly recommend."
(Legal 500)

Jack has a specialist criminal regulatory law, inquests, and personal injury practice. His expertise is recognised by rankings in the major legal directories, and he was appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel in 2021.

  • He is an established member of Crown Office Chambers’ market-leading criminal regulatory law team. His practice encompasses health & safety, environmental law, and motor offences. He regularly appears in both the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts for trials and sentencing hearings. He has been led by some of the leading practitioners in the field in complex manslaughter and HSWA 1974 trials; and, rare for his level of call, has successfully acted as sole counsel in a Crown Court health and safety trial.
  • He has inquests experience beyond his year of call, with his expertise encompassing public law, HSE and police involvement, custody, product liability and healthcare. He is regularly instructed as sole counsel in complex, multi-day jury inquests, and has represented both corporate clients (such as the operator of the Manchester Metrolink and Balfour Beatty) and public bodies (such as South Central Ambulance Service and Surrey County Council) in several high-profile cases. He appeared in the first well-publicised case involving unlawful killing after the Supreme Court case of Maughan; was instructed regarding the Grenfell Inquiry; and is instructed in the Forbury Gardens Terrorist Attack Inquests
  • His personal injury practice encompasses both casualty and disease work, with a focus on liability disputes involving the interplay between common law regulatory duties of care. He is routinely instructed on cases valuing in excess of £500,000, as well as cases involving fraud or dishonesty allegations.

Before coming to the Bar, Jack read History at Oxford University. Aside from the life at the Bar, he is a keen sailor.

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“He’s a really technical barrister who gets into the detail of the case really quickly.”

Chambers & Partners, 2024

“Jack is very quick and has an eye for detail. He is very much a specialist health and safety lawyer. Highly recommended.”

Legal 500, 2024

“Jack has a very astute tactical approach, and a cogent and determined advocacy style.”

Legal 500, 2024

“Jack is extremely diligent, thorough, well prepared, and has good commercial awareness.”

Legal 500, 2023

“Jack is a really thoughtful barrister and knows how to behave with various witnesses.”

Chambers & Partners, 2023

“He’s meticulous in his approach and has a lovely manner about him with clients and the courts.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“Very experienced, much beyond his years. Very legally and tactically astute, good eye for detail, understands strategy, and is very well prepared. Highly recommend.”

Legal 500, 2022

“He is on top of the detail, he gets the issues and he works extremely hard.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

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