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UK-Bar Guide

Health & Safety — Western (Bar)

Band 1

Andrew Langdon QC

Guildhall Chambers

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Andrew Langdon QC of Guildhall Chambers 
Chairman of the Bar Council and a renowned criminal silk who has extensive experience in health and safety matters. His track record includes prosecuting on behalf of the HSE and the Environment Agency as well as representing defendants in health and safety cases.
Strengths: "He has really great client care skills. He is excellent in terms of his ability to draw out client concerns."

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Band 2

Nicholas Haggan QC

12 College Place

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Nicholas Haggan QC of 12 College Place 
Criminal and regulatory specialist who is instructed on a wide range of health and safety matters. He acts for both the prosecution and the defence in cases concerning workplace accidents, including fatalities and serious injuries. His experience also includes litigation concerning exposure to asbestos and other risks.
Strengths: "Nicholas is a good guy and a good lawyer."

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New Silk

Guildhall Chambers

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Anna Vigars QC of Guildhall Chambers 
Newly appointed silk who has considerable experience of regulatory law. She both prosecutes and defends large corporate clients and individuals in significant health and safety cases.

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Band 1

Guildhall Chambers

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Ian Dixey of Guildhall Chambers 
Brings a wealth of experience to his strong practice prosecuting and defending major health and safety cases. He is on the HSE's list of approved prosecuting counsel and is also regularly instructed by employers and families in health and safety proceedings as well as inquests relating to fatalities.
Recent work: Defended an ordinance company charged with endangering its employees and breaching regulations on the control of major accident hazards.

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Band 1

St John's Chambers

From the Chambers UK Bar guide

Simon Morgan of St John's Chambers 
A respected criminal law practitioner who also enjoys a fine reputation for his health and safety work. He receives instructions from defendants in addition to the HSE and the Environment Agency. His wide-ranging experience includes deaths in care homes, road traffic accidents and fatalities in the construction and industrial sectors.
Strengths: "Simon has an excellent track record and is extremely good with clients. He is practical and knows how to work with regulators."
Recent work: Defended Cleenol against charges of a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act, arising from acidic fluid squirting at the face and body of a contractor.

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Band 2

Guildhall Chambers

From the Chambers UK Bar guide

James Bennett of Guildhall Chambers 
Experienced junior who represents regulatory bodies and companies in the full spectrum of health and safety proceedings involving fatal and non-fatal incidents. He frequently handles defence and prosecution of cases involving electrocutions. He is also knowledgeable about corporate manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter.
Recent work: Defended the landlady of a pub in proceedings brought by Truro Council in connection with a customer's death by bacterial poisoning.

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Up and Coming

Guildhall Chambers

From the Chambers UK Bar guide

Samuel Jones of Guildhall Chambers
Acts for both the prosecution and the defence in relation to a wide range of health and safety cases. He is especially well versed in workplace accidents, including fatalities. He is also adept at handling matters concerning environmental and fire safety issues.
Strengths: "Very cool and confident."
Recent work: Instructed to prosecute Babcock DSG for serious health and safety failings in connection with an accident at an MoD base, where a man was trapped between two tanks during a lifting and moving operation, resulting in life-threatening injuries.

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