Crown Office Chambers is one of the country’s leading chambers in criminal regulatory and environmental law.
Our Criminal Regulatory team’s work includes, but is not limited to, corporate manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter, health and safety, fire safety, inquests, public inquiries, nuclear safety, environmental pollution, trading standards, product safety, food safety and hygiene, and appeals against prohibition and improvement notices. The majority of the team continue to work exclusively in these fields. Many members of the team have expertise in civil claims, enabling the team to provide advice on all legal issues arising out of incidents, including in an emergency on matters of risk management. The team’s members are available to assist with advice in an emergency and all have access to and the ability to respond via email, telephone and videolinks.
Members of the team have been and continue to be involved in most of the leading cases that have shaped this expanding area of corporate criminal law including HTM, Chargot, Baker v Quantum, Tangerine Confectionery, Lion Steel, the Lakanal House fire inquest, Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, the Hillsborough prosecution and inquests, the Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry, the Alton Towers incident, the Hamerton Zoo Tiger inquest, the Didcot Power Station Collapse, the explosion at Bosley Mill and the UK Listeria Outbreak investigation.