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St Philips Chambers

Health & Safety

2 ranked barristersBand 2Midlands (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table
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St Philips Chambers is noted for its expert representation of local authorities and regulatory bodies such as the HSE and FSA in health and safety prosecutions arising from a wide range of offences. Members are also regularly called upon to act for defendants in complex cases and in inquest proceedings. The team is particularly well regarded for its handling of matters involving catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Standout work recently handled by the set's members includes acting for the prosecution in HSE v Drayton Manor Park, a high-profile case arising from a fatal accident at the park.

Client service:

Joe Wilson is the chambers director and Alan Durham is the senior regulatory clerk. "The clerks are slick and proactive."

Strengths:

Ben Mills
Ben Mills is an experienced barrister noted for his expert handling of complex health and safety prosecutions, including those arising from fatal accidents. He is routinely called upon to act for the HSE and local authorities, and has been on the Attorney General's List of Specialist Regulatory Advocates for several years.
"A good advocate." " He is calm, measured, sensible and gets on well with his opponents."
Recent work: Acted in a prosecution brought by the HSE following a very high-profile fatal accident at Drayton Manor Park.

Strengths:

James Puzey
James Puzey is a noted junior who is regularly called upon to prosecute and defend complex health and safety matters. He has considerable experience in the handling of fatal accident cases. He is also adept at undertaking inquest work.
"He's experienced and thorough." "A senior junior with excellent attention to detail."
Recent work: Represented the HSE in R v Chesterfield Special Cylinders, a fatal accident case involving the death of an employee in a factory.

Health & Safety

St Philips Chambers

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Location

55 Temple Row

Birmingham

West Midlands

UK

B2 5LS

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Midlands (Bar)

Health & Safety


James Puzey
Band 2