Simon Jackson KC

Year of Call: 1982 / Year of Silk: 2003

Practice Areas

Simon Jackson KC

Year of Call: 1982 / Year of Silk: 2003

Practice Areas


Professional Discipline
Appearing before Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service Fitness to Practice Hearings, and in the High Court in connection with S40 Appeals, instructed on behalf of the General Medical Council

Recently involved in professional disciplinary proceedings involving alleged doping involving a national/international cycling team doctor, and currently engaged in fitness to practice proceedings concerning the prescribing of ‘puberty blockers’ and ‘gender affirming hormones’ to young adolescent trans patients, by a general practitioner. [See details below]

Simon Jackson has also been involved in a number of high profile inquests, involving deaths in hospitals and police stations, (one of which 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.

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.


  •  ‘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