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“Park Square Barristers’ members are ‘very good for regulatory matters’, including prosecuting in environmental criminal proceedings. Craig Hassall successfully acted for the prosecution in a gross negligence manslaughter case concerning a fatal reaction to peanuts; the defendant was sentenced in May 2016.” – The Legal 500 (2017)

“Park Square Barristers has an enviable environmental and regulatory practice” The Legal 500 (2016)

The Regulatory and Public Law Team at PSQB has gained a formidable reputation in the fields of Health & Safety, Environmental law, Inquests & Consumer Protection.

Six Members of Park Square Barristers Regulatory & Public Law Team are ranked as Tier 1 in The Legal 500 (2018).

Frequent instructions to both defend and prosecute cases brought on behalf of the following:

  • Health & Safety Executive
  • Environment Agency
  • Care Quality Commission
  • HMRC
  • Fire & Rescue Authorities
  • The Food Standards Agency
  • Local Authorities


Five of our barristers are appointed to the list of specialist regulatory prosecutors and members are regularly instructed to both prosecute and defend such cases in equal measure. The team’s depth and breadth of knowledge of cases involving a wide range of prosecuting authorities enables them to bring a unique perspective to cases that transcend more than one area.

The team also has members that sit as specialist tribunal judges, and the head of team Craig Hassall sits as a Legally Qualified Chair in Police Misconduct Hearings. 

Whilst the more senior practitioners lead the field with landmark cases the team prides itself on cultivating new talent from its junior ranks and we are able to offer counsel with expertise from junior tenant to silk.


Contact our regulatory & public clerks

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250


Health & Safety

Members of the team specialise in all areas of Health & Safety Law, representing enforcement agencies, individuals, companies and partnerships.

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Consumer Protection

The team undertakes a substantial amount of work in the distinct area of consumer protection.

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Members have considerable expertise in inquests and are regularly involved at inquests into deaths that have occurred on construction sites or other workplaces and those arising out of road traffic accidents.

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Members of the team have particular experience of the specialist area of criminal environmental enforcement and receive instructions in a wide range of complex and large-scale investigations.

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Public Law & Disciplinary

We provide advice and representation in relation to the many issues arising from the functions of, and services provided by, the state (at both central and local government level) as well as by private-sector and non-governmental organisations.

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Notable Cases

Click here to see a list of notable cases from our Regulatory and Public Law team

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