Craig Ferguson

Craig Ferguson

“Brilliant and very highly regarded”

Chambers UK 2018
Year of call: 1992
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Criminal Regulatory

Craig is a leader of the 2 Hare Court Criminal Regulatory Team and he regularly represents corporate bodies, their officers and other individuals before the criminal courts in relation to the full range of criminal offences arising out of fatal and non-fatal accidents. He is currently instructed to act on behalf of companies large and small from a wide variety of industry sectors in relation to proceedings following fatalities at work, including construction, energy, steel fabrication, transport, turfing and hydraulic lifting.

He is frequently instructed to represent interested persons in relation to the inquests associated with these cases.

Craig is currently instructed to represent:

  • Monovan Construction Limited and one of its directors, about to stand trial at the Old Bailey accused of corporate manslaughter and offences pursuant to section 3 and 37 of HSWA following a double fatality in which two men fell through a site hoarding into an open light well to their death. Instructed by DWF.
  •  A playground designer, following the death of a young child who was crushed by a falling rotten tree trunk, which formed part of a natural play area in a London park. Instructed by BLM (London).
  •  A highways maintenance company contracted by a County Council to maintain its highways, following a double fatality whereby two vehicles crashed on a stretch of road where water had pooled and frozen. Instructed by BLM (Leeds).
  •  A textiles manufacturing company that supplies fillings for mattresses, following the death of an employee who was crushed in a textile compression and packing machine. Instructed by BLM (Leeds).

Craig has recently represented:

  • Topcon Construction Ltd  faced alternative counts under section 2 and 3 of HSWA following the collapse of a 12 metre lighting column during installation, which caused significant head injuries to a labourer. Instructed by DWF.
  • Natural Insulation Limited in relation to a series of alleged contraventions of the Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations arising from an inspection of its factory premises in North Wales where it manufactured home insulation from wool and hemp. Instructed by Pinsent Masons.
  • Aspect Maintenance Services Limited in relation to a breach of the Work at Height Regulations which came to light when a roofing contractor fell from the unprotected roof of a two storey building, sustaining serious injuries. Instructed by BLM (London).
  • CWT Commodities Limited (instructed by BLM) in relation to a section 2 HSWA charge arising from an accident at its logistics unit based at Tilbury Docks when a forklift truck dropped its load on a delivery driver, crushing his skull and causing life threatening injuries. Instructed by BLM (London).
  • Bayer CropScience Limited in relation to a prosecution following a serious accident whereby a subcontractor’s employee sustained burn injuries resulting from an electrical flashover on a top tier COMAH site. Instructed by Squire Patton Boggs.
  • Daver Steels limited in relation to both inquest and prosecution following the death of a delivery driver who was crushed during the unloading of steel from his trailer. Instructed by DWF.
  • HTC in relation to an inquest in which it was initially suspected that a fire, which caused the death of five members of a family was caused by an HTC charger connected to a Blackberry mobile phone. (The Coroner found no evidence to support such a finding). Instructed by Hogan Lovells.
  • Statoil in relation to the inquests into the deaths caused by Al Qaeda terrorists at the In Amenas gas installation in Algeria. Instructed by Hogan Lovells.

He also acted as independent counsel to the individual officers of the FA who were called to give evidence to the Hillsborough Inquests.

“He is a very strong and passionate advocate.” – Chambers UK 2017 (Health and Safety)

“He’s very calm, authoritative and knowledgeable.” – Chambers UK 2017 (Health and Safety)

“A considered, steady and confident advocate.” – Legal 500 2016 (Health and Safety)

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