Health & Safety

Health & Safety

What our barristers offer

39 Essex Chambers’ barristers provide advice and representation for corporate entities, through their solicitors and insurers, in prosecutions brought by the regulating authorities in both the Magistrates and the Crown Court. Members are regularly instructed in matters relating to industrial accidents, including the niche area of Corporate Manslaughter, foods stuffs and defective products. Members are also able to offer guidance in relation to the procedural difficulties with criminal and civil proceedings.

Barristers at 39 Essex frequently advise and represent major companies in areas governed by the environmental permitting regulations, emissions trading, corporate environmental governance and due diligence. This includes defending corporations against charges from prosecuting authorities in the context of planning enforcement and environmental prosecutions.

Related experience

Alongside Chambers’ health and safety expertise, barristers at 39 Essex Chambers also have significant experience in the related areas of personal injury and inquests. This allows Chambers to offer advice and assistance with the various proceedings that may arise from an industrial accident or other incident.

Who to contact

Ben Sundborg

Ben Sundborg is the Senior Practice Manager for the Health & Safety team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


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Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1179


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Augustus Ullstein QC

Augustus Ullstein QC

Call: 1970 Silk: 1992

William Norris QC

William Norris QC

Call: 1974 Silk: 1997

Colin McCaul QC

Colin McCaul QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 2003

Stephen Tromans QC

Stephen Tromans QC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2009

Geoffrey Brown

Geoffrey Brown

Call: 1981

Christian Du Cann
Karen Gough

Karen Gough

Call: 1983

James Todd

James Todd

Call: 1990

Parishil Patel

Parishil Patel

Call: 1996

Sadie Crapper

Sadie Crapper

Call: 2004

Robert Lazarus

Robert Lazarus

Call: 2004

Caroline Allen

Caroline Allen

Call: 2005

Quintin Fraser

Quintin Fraser

Call: 2006

Call +44 (0)20 7832 1111 for more information

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