& Public law

With an unrivalled 16 members appointed to the Specialist Regulatory Panel list we are the go to set for Regulatory matters.

Our depth and breadth of knowledge of cases involving a wide range of prosecuting authorities enables us to bring a unique perspective to cases that transcend more than one area.

The team has a formidable reputation in the fields of Health & Safety, Inquests, Food Safety, Environmental law, & Consumer Protection.

Members of the team are regularly instructed to both prosecute and defend 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

The team comprises:

  • 44 Junior Counsel, 5 Queens Counsel
  • 16 Specialist Regulatory Panel members
  • 6 Counsel to the Crown (Treasury Counsel)
  • 4 Assistant Coroners
  • 3 First Tier Tribunal Judges (Part-Time)
  • 1 Legally Qualified Chair of Police Misconduct hearings
  • 11 members of the team are ranked as Tier 1 in The Legal 500.

We are highly regarded in the leading legal directories in which six of our members  are ranked as Tier 1 in The Legal 500 (2018).

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.

Highest levels of service

As a very large set with one of the biggest support teams on the circuit, we offer unrivalled levels of responsiveness and service. We have  dedicated regulatory clerks, so you will always be directed to a barrister with the required expertise.

Our clerks have been noted as being prepared to ‘always go the extra mile’

Contact our dedicated regulatory & public clerks

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Daniel Highfield on 0113 213 5213


"Park Square Barristers has an enviable environmental and regulatory practice"

The Legal 500 (2016)

"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)

Health & Safety

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

Inquests and Inquires

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.


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.

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.

Private Prosecutions Team

Members of the team advise on and pursue committal proceedings for contempt of court and private prosecutions at various stages of litigation. Both in relation to fraudulent civil matters and criminal proceedings such as the production and sale of counterfeit goods, fraud / abuse of position of trust etc. Advice is often provided at an […]