Simon Jackson QC

Year of Call: 1982 / Year of Silk: 2003

Practice Areas

Simon Jackson QC


The Health and Safety work involves representing both individuals and corporate clients in all proceedings involving fatal accidents and other serious safety breaches.

The Inquest work involves representing corporate clients at ‘Article 2’ compliant and Jamieson Inquests, in connection with industrial accidents, deaths in custody, hospitals and deaths of school children undertaking ‘outdoor adventure activities’ in the UK and abroad. .

The Professional Discipline relates to Fitness to Practise Tribunal proceedings relating to doctors and nurses. Also proceedings involving police officers


“Is outstanding in HSE cases and is noted for instructions of technical complexity’: Recommended in Legal 500 2008-2009

“Is extremely effective in cases of complex technical element’: Legal 500 (Crime) 2007-2008


Recorder General Crime 2005, Civil 2006 and Class 2 Crime 2014.


University of Leeds LLB (Hons)

Professional Memberships


Public Access

Undertakes Public Access work

R v D.G.

Health and Safety defending in the Crown Court a local authority prosecution under s3(1) Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, relating to a fatality in a residential care home.

Re: TM

[Death in Custody Inquest: 2015]

Re: Dr. AD v General Medical Council [2015] EWHC 3379 (Admin)

Professional Disciplinary case involving conduct of a UK based multi-centre industry sponsored medical research clinical trial and s40 Appeal]

Re B

Acting for a travel company in relation to the death of a student client travelling on a trekking holiday.

Re: SB

Overseas Adventure Activity Inquest: 13.01.2014

GMC v Dr. P

Professional Disciplinary prosecution of London ‘G20’ Pathologist Dr. P who was struck off the Medical Register for misconduct and deficient professional performance by a Fitness to Practise Panel arising out his conduct of the Ian Tomlinson post mortem in April 2009.

R v Shah Nawaz Pola [2009] EWCA Crim 655

Health and Safety case re: the definition of an ’employer’ re: ‘migrant workers’, under s53 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974