Craig Ferguson is a specialist regulatory law practitioner whose practice focuses on workplace crime and inquests.
He has extensive experience of representing companies, individual directors, managers and employees in relation to a broad spectrum of offences, including corporate and gross negligence manslaughter, in proceedings before the criminal courts and at inquests. He defends in cases brought by a wide range of enforcement authorities and has particular expertise in health and safety.
His background is in criminal defence, business crime and professional discipline. For many years he has been recognized as a leading practitioner in serious and complex fraud cases both for corporate and individual professional clients. He has defended in grave and complex criminal matters including murder (from planned assassination to crime of passion) attempted murder, manslaughter (from medical error to shooting), kidnap, armed robbery, bribery, corruption and major drug trafficking. He has represented many registered professionals in Fitness to Practice hearings before their regulatory bodies and in concurrent proceedings before the courts.
Craig delivers training in relation to criminal regulatory and inquest matters to solicitors and other members of the profession.
“Craig is an assured advocate. He inspires confidence.” and “His advice is excellent and his judgement is excellent. He prepares well and is amazing in court.” – Chambers UK 2023 (Health & Safety)
“He is a superb advocate who prepares diligently and is very good with clients.” “Commanding yet understanding and charismatic in court.” – Chambers UK 2022 (Health & Safety)
“Craig Ferguson is fantastic.” Legal 500 UK 2022 (Health & Safety) and (Inquests & Inquiries)
“Craig is absolutely superb, he works as a real team player, getting involved with cases and clients at early stages and he isn’t afraid to make big strategic decisions in cases. He is a real pro in court, and far outperforms his peers.” – Legal 500 2021 (Health & Safety)
“Strikes the perfect balance for inquests; he is empathetic and understated, while being utterly robust in pursuing the best interests of clients. A real star in this area.” – Legal 500 2021 (Inquests & Inquiries)
“A formidable advocate who commands the attention of the court and knows how to present a case in the best possible way.” – Legal 500 2020 (Inquests & Inquiries)
“Robust and meticulous; a talented advocate.” – Legal 500 2020 (Health & Safety)
“Craig is an exceptionally astute advocate. He is very responsive and inspires confidence in clients. When you instruct him you know you are getting a first-class service. He has the quality needed to persevere in the most difficult cases.” – Chambers UK 2020 (Crime)
“His client care and overall approach is unparalleled. He is committed to working as a team, much to the benefit of his instructing solicitors and the client. His advocacy and court presence is deeply impressive. I recommend Craig across the board in this practice area: he is definitely at the top of his game.” Chambers UK 2020 (Health & Safety)
“He’s very precise in all he does and liked by clients as he can put them at ease very quickly.” – Chambers UK 2018 (Crime)
“Good smooth operator with a lovely manner.” – Chambers UK 2018 (Financial Crime)
“Brilliant and very highly regarded.” – Chambers UK 2018 (Financial Crime)
“Clients love him for his ability to humanise himself. He talks to them very casually and gets his message across clearly.” – Chambers UK 2018 (Health & Safety)
“Super hard-working. He reviews papers very carefully and is able to assimilate a large amount of information in a short amount of time. You get a very polished service from him.” – Chambers UK 2018 (Professional Discipline)
“Approachable, analytical, user-friendly and very good on his feet.” – Chambers UK 2018 (Professional Discipline)
“A top-rate junior and a persuasive negotiator, who gets his point across in a concise manner.” – Legal 500 2017 (Health & Safety)
“He puts forward the most persuasive, compelling submissions and has an almost incomparable ability to think on his feet.” – Chambers UK 2017
“An absolute class act.” – Chambers UK 2017 (Crime)
“Superb regulatory and criminal barrister.” – Chambers UK 2017 (Crime)
“Juries just like him. They sit up and listen because they know he is a good advocate. He is an absolute class act.” – Chambers UK, 2015
“He has developed into one of the finest advocates at the Bar. He is just a real natural talent.” – Chambers UK,2015 (Financial Crime)
“His advocacy is excellent. He’s always been very strong and balanced, and he gets to the cut and thrust of the case.” – Chambers UK, 2015 (Health & Safety)