Adrian Darbishire QC

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Adrian Darbishire QC: news

Adrian Darbishire Silk of the Year at Chambers Bar Awards
3.10.2014

Adrian Darbishire of QEB Hollis Whiteman, was awarded Health & Safety Silk of the Year at the Chambers & Partners Annual Bar Awards at the Hilton Hotel last night (2 October) hosted by Giles Brandreth.

Adrian has acted in many workplace gross negligence manslaughter and health and safety cases since appearing in the Hatfield Rail Crash trial in 2005, including the first prosecution for statutory corporate manslaughter in 2011.  This year he has advised clients and appeared as an advocate in many of the high profile and complex investigations and/or cases including defending the M5 firework display organiser, representing an individual charged with gross negligence manslaughter following a death during excavation work, representing a major food processing company at an Inquest following the electrocution of a sub-contractor, acting for a pharmaceuticals company alleged to have supplied controlled drugs in breach of the Misuse of Drugs act,  a high profile corporate manslaughter involving an explosion at a waste recycling plant and acting for a leisure company in a health and safety prosecution following the drowning of a schoolgirl on a supervised inland beach.

Adrian, who said he was ‘thrilled to be selected for the award’, also has a thriving business crime and professional regulatory practice.


Notable cases:

MHRA Prosecution Dismissed (2015)
Adrian Darbishire and Rhys Meggy were instructed to defend a pharmaceutical manufacturer, P Ltd., and a senior manager of tha

Re: Dr F (2015)
Adrian Darbishire QC defends GP acquitted of sexual assault

Re: D (2015)
Advising broker under investigation by the SFO over Yen Libor manipulation

Re: R (2015)
Representing derivatives trader charged with Dollar Libor manipulation.

Re: X (2015)
Advising Foreign Exchange trader in relation to various investigations, including one by the SFO.

Inquest into the death of BW (2014)
Inquest into a death by electrocution

R – v – Sterecycle (2014)
Successful prosecution of a recycling company for Corporate Manslaughter

R v Sidebottom (2014)
Mark Ellison QC represents construction company director on manslaughter by gross negligence charge relating to health and s

MHRA v P (2014)
Acts for a pharmaceuticals company who are alleged to have supplied controlled drugs in breach of the Misuse of Drugs act.

R v C (2014)
Acting for leisure company in health and safety prosecution following the drowning of a schoolgirl on a supervised inland bea

Articles:

Adrian Darbishire QC and Rachna Gokani comment on the government’s apparent back down on proposals to extend the reach of corporate criminal liability
30.9.2015
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Deferred Prosecution Agreements - Draft Legislation Tabled
Deferred Prosecution Agreements - Draft Legislation Tabled - 30.10.12 Earlier this week, the Government tabled legislation t 30.10.2012
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Aspects of the Section 188 Cartel Offences
Adrian Darbishire discusses aspects of the Cartel Offence, section 188 of the Enterprise Act. 27.2.2007