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Malcolm Galloway

Call 1992

‘He’s a great jury advocate, who is very, very personable and extremely sharp’
(Chambers & Partners)

Malcolm Galloway, described by the directories as ‘a great jury advocate, who is very, very personable and extremely sharp’ is an accomplished jury advocate practicing in regulatory law. He is recognised as a leading individual in the areas of Health and Safety, defending in Environmental Prosecutions and Inquests.

Malcolm has been shortlisted as Health & Safety – Junior of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2023.

He is regularly instructed in complex and high profile health and safety investigations including Gross Negligence Manslaughter, Corporate Manslaughter and frequently appears in long inquests forming part of an investigation by the HSE where he is described in the inquest section of the Legal 500 as ‘Excellent with clients, from individuals to large corporates, with empathy and understanding of the case and wider issues – a top-notch advocate and good strategist.

He has very recently represented clients in the Grenfell Fire Inquiry, the successful defence arising from the Bosley Mill explosion and another jury success in the trial arising from the Splott Church Collapse. Further recent high profile cases include the very high profile inquest into the death of Awabb Ishak (toddler who died after long term exposure to mould in his social housing). It is no surprise that he is recommended in both the directories for Health and Safety and Environmental Crime where it is said:

His thorough preparation for a detailed and complex matter was impressive, and his approach with a very vulnerable client was absolutely perfect – he managed to gain the client’s trust very quickly, which was not easy. I look forward to working with him again.”

a heavyweight advocate, who is robust when required with clients and opponents

Has excellent technical knowledge and is faultless in his case preparation.”

His client care is second to none and he is the top junior for environmental prosecutions

He is instructed by high profile clients including DHL, Mitchells & Butlers plc, Stannah lifts, Bureau Veritas, Flybe, Electricity North West, UK Mail, Hilton Hotels, Wagamama, Brains Brewery, Ascot Racecourse, South Wales Police, South West Water, Thames Water and Northumbrian Water. His other clients include International Logistic Companies, Care Homes, Hotels, High Street Restaurant Chains, Supermarkets and Transport Companies.

COVID.19 – In 2018 Malcolm successfully defended, with John Cooper QC, the first prosecution brought as a result of a norovirus outbreak (https://www.devonlive.com/news/toby-carvery-not-blame-exeter-2467448 ). He has used that knowledge and experience during the present pandemic, to give detailed advise to companies and individuals and is frequently called upon to provide his views through webinars and publications.

In 2012 he was appointed a Crown Court Recorder (part time judge) on the Western Circuit.

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Recommendations


“He is a heavyweight advocate but also personable and compassionate with clients.”

Chambers & Partners, 2024

“Malcolm has a commanding presence, and is calm and confident when speaking with clients. A tactically astute and incredibly knowledgeable barrister.”

Legal 500, 2024

“Clear advice, robust advocacy, the ability to foreshadow opponents’ arguments and to structure submissions accordingly.”

Legal 500, 2024

“Malcolm is extremely personable and builds good relationships with clients and instructing solicitors alike. He is particularly adept at anticipating how a judge will view a case.”

Legal 500, 2024

“The savviest of senior juniors who has an impressive track record.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“A top-notch advocate who always approaches his cases with eagle eye detail and is a fantastic strategist.”

Legal 500, 2022

“He is experienced, excellent in court and brilliant in cross-examinations.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“An excellent advocate with great awareness of the strategic importance of how an inquest is conducted. Always exceptionally well prepared and impressive on his feet.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He’s very thorough, fantastic in court and gets great results.”; “He’s impressive on his feet and in conference with clients.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“He is clear, concise, and formidable in his field, and his tactical knowledge and experience are second to none.”

Legal 500, 2021

“Technically very strong with over 20 years of criminal advocacy experience. Rounded personality strengthened by a career which began outside of the law. Genuine courtroom presence. He has the ability to get juries on his side.”

Legal 500, 2021

“His thorough preparation for a detailed and complex matter was impressive, and his approach with a very vulnerable client was absolutely perfect – he managed to gain the client’s trust very quickly, which was not easy. I look forward to working with him again.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020


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