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Jack Murphy

Call 2013

Criminal Regulatory & Environmental

Jack welcomes criminal regulatory instructions on behalf of defendants and potential defendant in relation to Health & Safety and Environmental prosecutions. He regularly appears in both the Magistrates and Crown Courts in interlocutory and sentencing hearings. His extensive inquest experience compliments this area of his practice, and he has worked on cases both before and after the decision to prosecute has been made. For details of Jack’s inquest work, please see the Inquest section of his profile.

Selected Cases

Recent work has included:

  • Being led by Mark Balysz on behalf of the defendant in a multi-handed prosecution involving a death on a construction site in connection with temporary works.
  • Advising on the current state of the law in respect of suicide, assisted suicide, and mental capacity, in relation to the prosecution of a care provider.
  • Obtaining a period to pay of 3 years at a sentencing hearing where the fine imposed was in excess of £300,000, and where a requirement to pay within a year would have had devastating effect upon the defendant company.
  • Appearing in the Crown Court for a PTPH in a care home death prosecution, and advancing legal arguments on the degree to which the defendant should bear a reverse burden of proof.
  • Obtaining an adjournment in the Magistrates Court in a complex case involving a break out of cryptosporidium.
  • During pupillage, assisting James Maxwell-Scott QC in the Court of Appeal in the case of Rotary Yorkshire Ltd v Hague [2015] EWCA Civ 696, which concerned the nature of appeals against Prohibition Notices.
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Qualifications


  • Lincoln’s Inn Denning, Bowen & Hardwicke Scholarships
  • BPTC, City Law School
  • GDL, City University
  • BA Hons (Oxon)

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