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Simon Antrobus QC and Mark Balysz have successfully defended a company and its sole director in relation to corporate manslaughter and s.37 HSWA charges

News | 3rd Feb 2020

Simon Antrobus QC and Mark Balysz have successfully defended a company and its sole director in relation to corporate manslaughter and s.37 HSWA charges, respectively, in relation to the death of a waste transfer station worker back in 2017. A jury at the Old Bailey found both defendants not guilty of those charges following a […]

Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of an Approved Inspector at Leeds Crown Court

News | 30th Sep 2019

Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of an Approved Inspector at Leeds Crown Court. The Company had issued a completion certificate for the purposes of the Building Regulations for a newly constructed student halls of residence in Leeds. The Company was prosecuted by West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Authority for breach of article 8(1) of […]

Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of a firefighter

News | 19th Nov 2018

Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of a firefighter after a two week trial in the Crown Court at St Albans. The firefighter faced an indictment alleging causing death by dangerous driving and by careless driving in the alternative. The fire appliance he was driving had rolled at speed on a roundabout on the way […]

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 […]

Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of a national waste management company

News | 30th Apr 2018

Mark Balysz has secured the acquittal of a national waste management company on charges of breaching ss.2 and 3 of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, after a two week trial at Plymouth Crown Court before HHJ Johnson. The prosecution followed the death of a skip driver after his vehicle and trailer rolled […]


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