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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 […]

Chambers UK Bar Awards 2019 Nominations

News | 5th Sep 2019

We are delighted to announce that Crown Office Chambers has been shortlisted for the following awards across a range of our practice areas, for this year’s Chambers UK Bar Awards: Construction Junior of the Year: Crispin Winser Health and Safety Set of the Year Silk of the Year: Simon Antrobus QC Junior of the Year: […]

R (HSE) v DJT Surfacing Limited

News | 17th Jul 2019

Simon Antrobus QC and Harry Vann today secured the acquittal of DJT Surfacing Limited at the conclusion of a 4 week trial before Mr. Justice Turner and a Jury sitting at St. Albans Crown Court. DJT were charged with a single breach of section 3 of the HSWA in respect of a fatal accident during […]

Pembroke refinery explosion sentence delivered

News | 6th Jun 2019

Valero Energy UK Ltd (formerly known as Chevron Ltd) have been fined by Mr Justice Lewis at Swansea Crown Court £5 million and made to pay £1 million costs in relation to the explosion at the Pembroke oil refinery in June 2011. which tragically left four contractors dead and one very badly burned. Simon Antrobus […]

The Hillsborough Trial

News | 13th May 2019

Simon Antrobus QC, together with Jason Beer QC (instructed by DWF LLP), represented Graham Mackrell the Sheffield Wednesday Club Secretary, who was sentenced today to a fine of £6,500 for failing to take reasonable care in relation to turnstile arrangements for the event. Following a 10-week trial at Preston Crown Court, Mr Mackrell had been […]

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 […]


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