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Simon Antrobus QC

Call 1995 • QC 2018

"He is an excellent advocate who is clear and concise with clients."
(Chambers & Partners 2016)

Simon has over twenty years of experience as one of the leading figures in this field of criminal regulatory law. Along the way, he has represented corporate clients in some of the highest profile health and safety cases that there have ever been brought in this country, including the Buncefield Oil Terminal explosion, the prosecution of Merlin Entertainments, the owners of Alton Towers Theme Park, in relation to the Smiler Rollercoaster accident, the recent criminal prosecution relating to the Hillsborough football stadium disaster of 1989, and the ongoing criminal investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire. He is currently representing ITV in relation to the suicide of a participant on the Jeremy Kyle show and Arcadia Group in relation to the death of a young child at one of its TopShop stores in Reading. The notable cases in which he has defended are set out in the list below.

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“Real expertise, very approachable and measured in his approach – my go-to advocate!”

Legal 500, 2021

“His written work is brilliant, his cross-examination skills are very, very good and he’s a brilliant trial advocate.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“Simon is a star performer in the top bracket. He is very astute and his strategic thinking and attention to detail are second to none. Makes clients feel reassured that they have someone at the top of their game who will fight their corner.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He is fiercely intelligent, very commercially aware and has a brilliant manner with clients. He has a real strength in understanding and simplifying technical and expert evidence for judges and juries alike and is amongst the most polished advocates around. Simon is particularly good at looking at novel arguments and bringing a new way of thinking to the case.”

Legal 500, 2021

“A brilliant barrister who will fly in silk.”; “He gets a great rapport going with clients and has a good criminal legal brain which is of great help on strategic issues that come up.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“Simon Antrobus is unquestionably a star individual.”

Chambers & Partners, 2018

“He is really knowledgeable, careful, clever and a safe pair of hands.”

Chambers & Partners, 2018

“Extremely talented.”

Chambers & Partners, 2018

“He is very approachable for clients, is dogged in his cross-examination and has a very good knowledge of the paperwork.”

Chambers & Partners, 2018

“He is hardworking and has good judgement.”

Legal 500, 2017

“He operates like a silk.”

Legal 500, 2017

“A class act with a razor-sharp mind.”

Legal 500, 2017

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