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.
Appearing before Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service Hearings and in the High Court in connection with S40 and Admin Review Appeals.
Simon Jackson has experience of dealing with cases that have been the subject of complex Professional Standards and IPCC investigations.
He has considerable experience dealing with cases involving complex medical, pathological, scientific and technical evidence.
He is also familiar and comfortable with working in teams, from the early stages of a case, and providing leadership where required.
Simon Jackson QC: ‘Strongly recommended in Health & Safety/Regulatory’
Legal 500 2011-2012”
The Health and Safety work has involved representing both individuals and corporate clients.
Simon Jackson has also been involved in a number of high profile inquests, involving deaths in hospitals and police stations, (one of which lasted eight weeks, and was the longest running single death inquest). This inquest resulted in Administrative Review Proceedings, and consequent manslaughter charges being brought against some of the police officers involved in the alleged unlawful killing of the deceased.
Most recently he has acted for a client operating privately run detention facility where a detainee died [of natural causes] whilst in custody and for a local authority where a teenage youth committed suicide after an initial assessment by social services.
Since taking Silk, Simon Jackson has been involved two further corporate manslaughter cases, one a trial involved the operation of an indoor motocross track. This case raised issues for the responsible NGB, and for the HSE, as to how ‘risk based activities’ are to be properly risk assessed and controlled in the future. He has been involved in a corporate manslaughter (under the 2007 Act) and allied gross negligence manslaughter case involving an industrial (roofing) accident.
Simon Jackson has also acted as ‘Legal Assessor’ to one of Her Majesty’s Coroners in connection with a two weeks inquest involving an infant death in hospital, where the alleged over administration of drugs was a possible cause of death, and where the issue of ‘gross negligence manslaughter’ had been raised by a reporting consultant. He has also acted as Counsel to the Inquiry in a lengthy ‘Article 2’ ‘death in custody’ Inquest in South Wales. He has a particular interest in the issue of disclosure of un-used material in connection with ‘Article 2’ inquisitions and has written articles and presented a seminar on this topic.
Recorder General Crime 2005 [Civil Recorded in 2006 and Class 2 Crime in 2014]
University of Leeds LLB (Hons)
Undertakes Public Access work
(Case involving conduct of a UK based multi-centre industry sponsored medical device clinical trial]
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.]
(Deceased a detainee in a detention centre.)
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.
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.
(Re: the definition of an ’employer’ re: ‘migrant workers’, under s53 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974)
(Death in Custody re: Christopher Alder: Admin Review)
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