Simon Jackson QC is regularly instructed in serious criminal cases, principally homicide, regulatory cases, (including corporate manslaughter), professional discipline & inquests.

Notable Cases

  • R v DG (2015)

    Acted for a builder and care home proprietor in relation to a fatal fall involving a vulnerable elderly resident, whose fall arose from alleged historic structural defects in terms of the design and construction of the home’s wooden staircase, and more recent management failures of inspection re: the defects This was a local authority prosecution, and complex ‘basis of plea’ issues and sentence hearing immediately pre-commencement of the new Sentencing Guidelines.

  • R v Lion Steel Equipment Limited & Others [2012]

    Simon Jackson was instructed in the trial of what was the only the third corporate manslaughter prosecution (under the 2007 Act) and allied gross negligence manslaughter prosecution, involving an industrial (roofing) accident.

  • R v Shah Nawaz Pola [2009] EWCA Crim

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

  • R v HTM [Hatton Traffic Management] & Colas [2008]

    Crown Court trial at Teesside.

Simon is a full member of the GMC’s Approved Panel of Counsel presenting Fitness to Practise cases involving serious misconduct, deficient professional performance allegations before Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service Tribunals Fitness to Practice Panels and Review Hearings.

Notable Cases

  • GMC v Dr D [2015]

    Case involving misconduct in relation an American industry sponsored multi-centred national clinical trial relating to migraine research.

  • GMC v Dr P [2012]

    Case involving the London ‘G20’ riots forensic pathologist who was struck off the Medical Register
 for misconduct by a Fitness to Practise Panel arising out his conduct of the Ian Tomlinson post mortem in April 2009. Pathologist had erroneously concluded that the cause of death was ‘natural causes’, when he had in fact been assaulted by a police officer.

Specialises in cases involving deaths in custody, in hospitals and outdoor (adventure) activities where issues of gross negligence, neglect and ‘Article 2’ breaches may arise.

Relevant Experience

  • Recently instructed in relation Inquests concerning a death of child on an overseas school trip.
  • Acted as a Legal Assessor on behalf of one of HM Coroner in connection with an Article 2 compliant alleged negligent medical treatment Inquest and on behalf of another HM Coroner as ‘Counsel to the Inquest’ in an Article 2 compliant ‘Death in Custody’ Inquest.
  • Acted for Local Authority where teenager in care committed suicide, and separately for the Family when a patient receiving ‘community based’ psychiatric support committed suicide, as a consequence of alleged ‘neglect of care’.

Practice Areas

Appointments & Memberships

  • GMC's Approved Panel of Counsel
  • Recorder (2005)

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