Simon Jackson QC

Year of Call: 1982 / Year of Silk: 2003

Practice Areas

Simon Jackson QC


Regulatory & Crime:
Both as a junior and in ‘silk’ Simon Jackson has been instructed in serious regulatory and criminal cases. These are principally homicide, gross negligence manslaughter and other serious regulatory cases.

He has also extensive experience of dealing with serious criminal cases that involve complex scientific and medical evidence; and cases involving disclosure issues and ‘abuse of process’ arguments based on delay and unfairness to defendants.

Experience of homicide cases includes multiple fatalities caused by arson with complex scientific issues relating to accelerants and fire spread.

Gross negligence manslaughters cases where ‘systemic failure’ is at the heart of the case.

Recently delivered the ‘key note’ lecture: “Medical Manslaughter Individual and Collective Responsibility” to 530 delegates at the annual “Patient Safety Conference” in York on 9th June 2017, which attracted delegates from all over the UK.


  •  ‘strongly recommended in Health & Safety/Regulatory’ (Legal 500 2011-2012)
  • ‘has particular expertise in medically complex cases’ (Legal 500: 2010-2011)
  • ‘is outstanding in HSE cases and is noted for instructions of technical complexity’: (Legal 500 2008-2009)
  •  ‘is extremely effective in cases with a complex technical element’ (Legal 500 [Crime]: 2007-2008)
  • ‘is extremely effective in medical defence’ (Legal 500: 2005)


Recorder General Crime 2005 [Civil Recorded in 2006 and Class 2 Crime in 2014]


University of Leeds LLB (Hons)

Professional Memberships


Public Access

Undertakes Public Access work

R v Dinesh Gokani [2015]

Defending a Local Authority prosecution under s3(1) Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, relating to a fatality in a residential care home, where issues of defective design and inspection arose.]

GMC v Dr. P [August 2012]

Prosecution of London ‘G20’ Pathologist. Dr P 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 Lion Steel Equipment Limited [July 2012]

Corporate Manslaughter prosecution under the new CMCHA 2007. The Company pleaded guilty at the close of the Prosecution case and it was fined £480,000 and ordered to pay substantial costs, in respect of fatal accident at factory premises where an employee fell through a roof light on a fragile roof.

R v Shah Nawaz Pola [2009] EWCA Crim 655

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

Archbold News, (Re: Admissibility of Expert Evidence)

19th June 2017

New Law Journal

19th June 2017

Solicitors Journal (Disclosure in Coroners’ Court)

19th June 2017

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TEMPLE GARDEN CHAMBERS is a market leading set with recognised excellence in a myriad of practice areas with awarded leaders in twelve specialist areas. TGC has the privilege of being well placed in the Temple and The Hague with superb facilities.

Currently consisting of 17 silks and 60 juniors with outstanding leadership and a long established clerking team acknowledged for their exceptional client services and business development, we are keen to expand upon our key areas.

To accommodate the growth in our core practice areas we are inviting applications from established practitioners and/or teams to further enhance our excellent reputation in the following fields:

• Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
• Inquests & Inquiries
• Health & Safety
• Costs & Litigation Funding

TGC is widely recognised for its friendly ethos and its commitment to Equality & Diversity and Wellbeing. We are especially keen to encourage applications from underrepresented groups at the bar – women, people with disabilities, those from ethnic minority groups and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Applications will be treated with the strictest confidence and should be addressed to the Head of Chambers, Keith Morton QC

In advance of any formal application both Keith Morton QC and Dean Norton (Senior Clerk) would be delighted to have a confidential discussion. To arrange a meeting please contact Dean on 020 7842 8641 or