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Keith Morton QC

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Keith has a long-established practice in the fields of health and safety, inquest, public inquiries and related proceedings


Keith has been instructed in some of the most prominent health and safety cases in recent years, including Heathrow tunnel collapse, Paddington rail crash, death of Jean Charles de Menezes, Cotswold Geotechnical Ltd (first prosecution for statutory offence of corporate manslaughter), Tata Steel UK Ltd (2017) (first successful appeal by a very large organisation sentenced under the new Sentencing Guidelines). Keith has extensive experience of public inquiries (such as the Ladbroke Grove Rail Inquiry, the initial Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Inquiry and the Grenfell Tower Inquiry) and inquests (for example, the 7/7 London Bombings, Vauxhall Helicopter crash, Crossrail, Shoreham Air Disaster and other air crashes, work related deaths, deaths in custody, military including inquest into the deaths of 6 RMP soldiers in Iraq, and deaths of 3 SAS recruits on the Brecon Beacons). More generally, Keith has is accustomed to dealing with complex civil litigation such as the Hillsborough Victims Group Litigation. Before taking Silk Keith was appointed to the A Panel of Treasury Counsel. In 2017 he was Chambers and Partners Health and Safety Silk of the Year.

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