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Chambers criminal law team are well renowned for their work. Our team have extensive experience in a range of regulatory fields, where their criminal law skills are also used to best advantage.
Health & Safety
The criminal team has a growing reputation both locally and nationally for providing specialist advocacy and advice in this niche area of law.
Members are instructed by both prosecution authorities and the defence in cases involving fatality and serious injury as well as more routine breaches of regulations.
Members of the criminal team have experience of dealing with health and safety cases involving a wide variety of industries, including farming, construction, fast food outlets, retail premises and the hotel and leisure industry.
As well as the most common health and safety offences, cases undertaken have involved breaches of fire regulations, working at height regulations and disabled access, and factual scenarios have ranged from chemical emissions to faults in heavy machinery.
We have particular experience in dealing with unauthorized waste transport and disposal under Section 33 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and associated legislation (including R v Bilsby (2010) – large scale commercial burning leading to custodial sentences and substantial costs recovered). We also deal with breaches of Section 80 prohibition notices, breaches of smoke regulations and water pollution offences.
Cases have included fraud, trading in counterfeit goods and misrepresentations as to membership of trade bodies, as well as prosecutions under the Animal Health Act 1981 and associated regulations.
Several members specialize in advising and prosecuting breaches of food hygiene regulations and associated European legislation.
The team covers a wide range of licensing law and practice including:
- Alcohol & Entertainment
- Taxi & Private Hire
- HGV & PCV
In addition to public bodies members have acted for individual drivers and license-holders, companies, operators and representative organisations. They have appeared before local authority committees and the Traffic Commissioner as well as the courts.
The team is equipped to deal with cases varying in complexity and significance ranging from the local off licence or chip shop to the medium sized limousine company to the largest lap-dancing club.
“Crown Office Row’s regulatory practitioners are ‘very approachable and knowledgeable team players’.”(Legal 500)
Stuart Wright looks at Online Mediations : Do they really work? - Sep 2020
1 Crown Office Row remain a leading set recommended by Chambers & Partners - Oct 2019
1 Crown Office Row remains a Tier 1 Set in the Legal 500 2020 - Sep 2019
Jeremy Wainwright QC joins 1COR as an associate member - Sep 2019
1COR warm-up to Ghulam Hussain Cup, with volleyball match against Old Bailey Solicitors! - Jul 2019
Jonathan Atkinson successful in prosecution of a £500,000 Romance Fraud - Mar 2019
1 Crown Office Row remains a ‘Band 1 Set’ according to Chambers & Partners - Nov 2018
1 Crown Office Row remains a ‘leading set’ in the Legal 500 2018 Guide - Oct 2018
Edward Hand provides training to Police - Oct 2018
Congratulations to Matthew Withers and David Reader joining 1COR as tenants - Oct 2018
Matthew Withers prosecutes man charged with public nuisance for incident that closed a major road in the centre of Brighton - Oct 2018
Yemen Group of Eminent Experts Submissions on Starvation - Jun 2018
1COR welcomes Amy Packham as a new tenant - Jun 2018
Edward Hand secures acquittal in 3 day Jury Trial - Apr 2018
2013 Legal 500 Directory ranks Crown Office Row as best in South Eastern Region - Sep 2013
Rebecca Upton defends man who supplied gun in murder plot - Feb 2018
Edward Hand secures acquittal at the Old Bailey - Oct 2017
First full re-trial in international criminal law history opens today - Jun 2017
1COR Brighton are Recruiting to the Criminal Team - May 2017
Matthew Heywood in successful prosecution for murder - Sep 2015
Crown Office Row takes the lead in Legal 500 rankings - Sep 2015
Boost for the Criminal Team as 3 experienced practitioners join us from Eastbourne - Oct 2014
Christine Henson prosecutes rogue builder for a confidence fraud against the elderly in Brighton - Nov 2012
Our Civil and Criminal Barristers give client care talk to Worthing Law Society - May 2012
Catriona Murdoch’s article published in Criminal Law and Justice Weekly - Mar 2012
Christine Henson wins on 14 counts of benefits fraud - Oct 2011
Christine Henson and Denise Saunders secure not guilty verdict in 4-week rape trial - Aug 2011