James Ageros QC practises exclusively in health & safety and environmental law. For many years he has been recognised as one of the most accomplished and versatile barristers in the field. He has been rated in the top category for juniors in health and safety for a number of years and has been consistently nominated as outstanding junior.
He is the co-author of Matthews & Ageros, ‘Health & Safety Enforcement, Practice & Procedure’, OUP, now in its third edition.View full profile »
- James Ageros QC successfully defended Roy Goatham and Palmers Marine Services Ltd
- James Ageros QC and Mark Balysz secure the acquittals of a leading pool operator and a lifeguard after a trial
“An unassuming, modest silk. Very relaxed but confident with complex cases and clients. Gets a quick grip on the issues and impresses clients. Jurors like him.”
Legal 500, 2021
“He’s a go-to barrister for the heavyweight work; he’s excellent in terms of how he deals with clients and has a great presence in court.”; “He is a superb jury advocate and an excellent barrister.”; “His technical grasp of detail is very, very strong.”
Chambers & Partners, 2021
“Highly experienced, awesome with the jury and really fights for his clients.”
Chambers & Partners, 2020
“Jim Ageros QC is very user-friendly, good with clients and good in court” ; “he’s a very decent, straightforward prosecutor. He’s always very impressive.”
Chambers & Partners, 2016
“It’s spectacular to watch the legal arguments he puts together” ; “he is a very smooth, charming and effective advocate.
Chambers & Partners, 2015
“He has an in-depth knowledge of the law.”
Legal 500, 2014
“James Ageros successfully splits his time between prosecuting and defending. A well-known expert in the area, he has co-authored a leading book on health and safety. Sources praise his technical brilliance and “supreme understanding of the law – he cuts straight through to the crux of the matter, however complex the facts.” Recently, he acted for Norfolk County Council in defending a prosecution brought against it by the HSE following the drowning of a teenager in a Norfolk broad.
Chambers & Partners, 2013