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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)

Inquests & Public Inquiries

Simon regularly represents corporate defendants in inquests and inquiries arising out of fatal incidents. He is currently acting on behalf of ITV in relation to the inquest into the suicide of a participant on the Jeremy Kyle show. He has previously represented BP in relation to the 3-month inquest concerning the Al-Qaeda attack on one of its gas refineries in In Amenas, Algeria, in which seven British citizens died. He also represented British Airways in an 8-week inquest into the death of Jimmy Mubenga, who was being deported on one of the company’s planes and suffered asphyxia following being put into restraint by the G4S security guards who were accompanying him. More recently Simon has attended inquests on behalf of David Lloyd Leisure Ltd following the death of a young child at one of their swimming pools, and Arcadia group after a young child was crushed to death by a falling ‘queue barrier’ at one of their TopShop stores in Reading. He is currently representing a design engineering consultancy in the ongoing Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry.

Selected Cases

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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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