Kevin offers decades of experience in Coroner’s Inquests, health and safety prosecutions and personal injury litigation. He regularly sits as a Coroner conducting Inquests into workplace fatalities and as a result has considerable insight into the competing interests in such cases and the interplay between the different courts involved in the aftermath of a death at work.

Prior to joining the Bar Kevin was a solicitor-advocate and for many years, a partner in the national law firms, DLA Piper and Eversheds LLP.

Uniquely Kevin is also a Chartered Safety Practitioner (CMIOSH) which adds a further dimension to his understanding of safety.


“He is very assured and calming in conference with clients and has an excellent court manner in difficult cases. He is a barrister you can trust with your clients.”
Chambers & Partners 2016

“Kevin McLoughlin is extremely experienced in the health and safety field, having previously practised as a solicitor at DLA Piper and spent time sitting as a deputy coroner. In R v Triton Building Restoration Ltd he acted for the defendant in a case involving serious injuries received on a construction site. One source said of him that ‘he is someone who gets right to the heart of a case. He picks out what really matters in a case and deals with it’.”
Chambers & Partners 2013

“Former solicitor and current Assistant Deputy Coroner Kevin McLoughlin has seen health & safety from all angles.  When acting as defence counsel he obtains ‘very good results for clients and is highly thought of by them due to his hands-on approach’.”
Chambers & Partners 2012


Attorney-General’s Junior Counsel to the Crown
Assistant Deputy Coroner for W Yorkshire (E)
Assistant Deputy Coroner for S Yorkshire (W)
Assistant Deputy Coroner for Greater Manchester (W)
Assistant Deputy Coroner for Inner West London


MA with Distinction, Health & Safety and Environmental Law
MA Criminology
BA Law
CMIOSH : Chartered Safety & Health Practitioner

Professional Memberships

Trustee of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) 2007-10

Public Access

Undertakes Public Access work

Attorney General Panel

Appointed to C panel

R v Oscars Wine Bar Limited Preston Crown court

An 18 year old woman had her stomach removed in emergency surgery hours after consuming a drink accompanied by a ‘smoke effect’ made using liquid nitrogen.  The bar was prosecuted under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and was heavily fined.