Peter Gray QC (Scotland)

Peter Gray QC (Scotland)

"He is so thorough, thoughtful and incredible with clients. He is also excellent on his feet and is so well respected".
"He is one of the leading health and safety silks in Scotland".

Chambers UK 2022
Year of call: 1992 QC: 2002 (Scotland)
For enquiries please call: 020 7353 5324 or email vcard cv linkedin save

Criminal Regulatory

Peter is consistently instructed in the most high profile cases in these fields and current instructions include:

  • Representing leading logistics organisation in forthcoming health and safety prosecution relating to death of an employee in the course of a training exercise.
  • Representing Brown and Mason Ltd in forthcoming health and safety prosecution relating to the death of an employee in 2019 whilst in course of undertaking demolition works.
  • Representing leading construction company in forthcoming health and safety prosecution arising from death of a sub-contractor in course of unloading operations in 2017.

Recent Cases:

HMA v Bright Horizons Family Solutions Ltd 2022

Represented Bright Horizons FS Ltd in health and safety prosecution brought under Section 3 of the HSWA 1974 arising from the death by choking of an 11 month old baby whilst at Bright Horizons Nursery at Corstorphine, Edinburgh as a result of inadequate supervision whilst eating.

HMA v HC-One Ltd 2022

Represented HC-One Ltd in health and safety prosecution brought under Section 3 of the HSWA 1974 arising from the death of a vulnerable resident (as a result of choking) at HC-One Care Home in Tullibody. Fatal incident arose as a result of failure to provide adequate instruction to staff responsible for providing snacks to residents which met their dietary and medical needs.

HMA v Network Rail 2020

Representing Network Rail in health and safety prosecution arising from incident whereby trespasser on the line sustained serious injuries as result of electrocution.

HMA v Scottish Water 2020

Representing Scottish Water in health and safety prosecution under section 2 HSWA 1974 relating to serious injuries sustained by employee in the course of lone working at treatment plant.

HMA v BP Exploration Operating Company Limited 2019

Representing BP in health and safety prosecution brought under Section 3 of the HSWA 1974 arising from an uncontrolled hydrocarbon release at the Sullom Voe Terminal.

HMA v Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd 2018

Representing SRM Ltd in prosecution brought under Section 2 of the HSWA 1974, Regulation 3 of the MHSW Regulations 1999 and Regulation 22 of the CDM Regulations 2007, arising from an incident In October 2013 when an employee of SRM Ltd lost his life in the course of his employment as a result of a fall from height which occurred during the course of the construction of the Glasgow School of Art.

HSE v Chevron North Sea Limited 2017

Representing Chevron in appeal to the Supreme Court brought by HSE against decision of Inner House refusing appeal brought by HSE against decision of Employment Tribunal in appeal against Prohibition Notice brought under Section 24 HSWA 1974.

Scottish Power Generation Ltd v HMA 2016

Representing SPG in appeal against sentence imposed in relation to a breach of section 2 of HSWA 1974 relating to serious injuries sustained by employee as a result of a failure by SPG to keep in good repair an industrial valve. Appeal was first in which the Appeal Court in Scotland has had opportunity to consider whether 2016 Sentencing Guidelines Council of England Guidelines should be adopted in Scotland.

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