Malcolm joined Crown Office Chambers in 2016 from Old Square Chambers where he had already established a successful Regulatory Practice. He is now recognised as a leader in the field of Criminal Regulatory Law, specialising exclusively in Health and Safety, Environmental Law and Inquests. He is instructed in complex and high profile health and safety investigations including Gross Negligence Manslaughter and Corporate Manslaughter and frequently appears in inquests forming part of an investigation by the HSE. Described by the directories as ‘a heavyweight advocate, who is robust when required with clients and opponents’ his clients include International Logistic Companies, Care Homes, Hotels, High Street Restaurant Chains, Supermarkets and Transport Companies.
Malcolm is standing Counsel to South West Water and also represents Northumbrian Water Ltd. He has extensive experience representing both corporate and individual defendants facing prosecution for breaches of environmental legislation. He has defended cases of major pollution incidents; permit breaches, the release of hazardous substances. His clients come from diverse backgrounds ranging from large Utility companies to restaurants, farmers and waste and recycling firms
In 2012 he was appointed a Crown Court Recorder (part time judge) on the Western Circuit.View full profile »
- John Cooper QC and Malcolm Galloway are successful in defending the first ever attempted prosecution for Norovirus.
- John Cooper QC and Malcolm Galloway are successful in securing a reduction in the fine imposed against Electricity North West.
- Criminal Bar Association
- Health & Safety Lawyers Association
- UK Environmental Lawyers Association
- Western Circuit
“Has excellent technical knowledge and is faultless in his case preparation.”
Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2018
“He has excellent client skills and management of expectations.”
Legal 500, 2017
“A heavyweight advocate, who is robust when required with clients and opponents.”
Legal 500, 2017
“An excellent criminal law barrister in relation to environmental, health and safety work”
Chambers & Partners
“His client care is second to none and he is the top junior for environmental prosecutions”
‘He’s got a very good tactical insight”
‘He’s a great jury advocate, who is very, very personable and extremely sharp’
Chambers and Partners
“A robust advocate and a good team player”