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Security Door: Work equipment or Workplace?

News | 20th Apr 2018

In Heeds v Chief Constable of Cleveland Police and another [2018] EWHC 810 (QB) James Medd, instructed by Kennedys, has just successfully resisted a cross-appeal in a case which considered the application of PUWER and the Workplace Regulations to a security door and the Court of Appeal decision in Hide v Steeplechase Company (Cheltenham) Limited.

Adam Taylor joins the Sport Resolutions Pro Bono Legal Advice Panel

News | 17th Apr 2018

We are delighted to announce that Adam Taylor has been appointed to Sport Resolutions’ Pro Bono Panel. Adam will be joining the Pro Bono Panel to provide advice and assistance in the following areas: Anti-doping Athlete Selection and Eligibility Athlete and Player Contracts Discipline The service provides pro bono legal advice and representation for athletes […]

Roger ter Haar QC recognised in Who’s Who Legal as a Thought Leader for Construction.

News | 4th Apr 2018

Crown Office Chambers would like to congratulate Roger Ter Haar QC for being recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a Thought Leader for Construction. “Who’s Who Legal has been researching legal markets since 1996 and now covers 35 practice areas and over 100 countries. Entry into our guides is, of itself, no easy feat, with […]

Judgment handed down in landmark noise exposure case

News | 28th Mar 2018

Judgment was handed down today by Nicola Davies J in the case of Goldscheider v Royal Opera House [2018] EWHC 687 (QB), in which David Platt QC and Alexander Macpherson represented the Defendant at the two-week High Court trial in February. The judge found that Mr Goldscheider had suffered from the condition of ‘acoustic shock’ after […]

Mark Balysz speaking at the HSLA event on 28th March 2018

Events | 26th Mar 2018

Representing individuals in health & safety investigations, at a police station and at court; a practical discussion Increasingly individuals are prosecuted following robust investigation into an incident at work. As a legal advisor representing individuals may present unique challenges and take us into unfamiliar territory. In this lecture Mark Balysz and Gary Rubin of Blackfords […]

James Maxwell-Scott QC appointed Recorder of the Crown Court

News | 22nd Mar 2018

Crown Office Chambers is pleased to announce that James Maxwell-Scott QC has been appointed as a Recorder. Following an open competition, run by the Judicial Appointments Commission, a total of 133 Recorders have been appointed from over 2.400 applicants. James will be deployed to the Western Circuit and will sit part-time in Crime. The appointment […]


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