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The Grenfell Tower Inquiry

News | 4th Jun 2018

The Grenfell Tower Inquiry starts hearing Opening Statements today having heard evidence at Commemoration Hearings between 21 May and 30 May 2018. Several members of Chambers are instructed to appear for Core Participants including James Maxwell-Scott QC and Katherine Sage representing the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (instructed by DWF); and James Ageros QC […]

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 […]

James Maxwell-Scott QC & Simon Antrobus make successful submissions of no case to answer

News | 25th Jul 2016

Chatsworth House Trust (James Maxwell-Scott QC) – Mrs Reason (Simon Antrobus) were today acquitted of health and safety offences following a ruling by Mr Recorder Harbage QC that they had no case to answer. The prosecution arose out of a fatal accident to an off road motorcyclist who was collecting scorecards at the Chatsworth International […]

The inquest into the death of Stephen Hunt

News | 19th May 2016

The inquest into the death of Stephen Hunt concluded on 18.5.16 after 6 weeks of hearings. The jury completed a questionnaire containing 15 questions. They concluded that Firefighter Hunt had been unlawfully killed as a result of the deliberate actions of two 15 year old girls who started the fire. James Maxwell-Scott QC (instructed by […]

Hillsborough Inquests

News | 26th Apr 2016

Earlier today the jury returned conclusions in the Hillsborough Inquests. The inquests into the 1989 Hillsborough Stadium Disaster ran for over 2 years and are the longest in English legal history. The jury answered a general questionnaire containing 14 questions and completed individual questionnaires for each of the 96 people who died. Philip Kolvin QC […]


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