Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Health & Safety - London (Bar)
Angus Withington QC is a health and safety practitioner who is particularly adept at representing clients in the construction sector in HSE investigations and prosecutions. He regularly handles matters stemming from accidents leading to death and catastrophic injury. He is frequently called upon to prosecute claims involving fire safety issues.
Strengths: "Able to take on board large amounts of information quickly and provides excellent advice." "He is approachable and very good with clients."
Recent work: Acted on behalf of K J Pickering in an HSE prosecution arising from the death of a workman who was working on the company director's private property.
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Angus is a specialist Health and Safety practitioner with extensive experience acting for companies and individuals facing regulatory prosecutions in all courts up to and including the Court of Appeal. He appears in related Inquests and also provides early advice on regulatory duties (such as product recall) and in responding to criminal investigations. He has been instructed in a number of high profile cases such as the injury to Harrison Ford on the Star Wars set. His clients include product manufacturers (including medical devices), public utility companies, construction companies, theme park owners, care homes, charities, public authorities and individual employees.
Called to the Bar: 1995. Recorder (Crown and County Court); Chairman, Appeal Committee of ICAEW