Peter Gray QC (Scotland)

Peter Gray QC (Scotland)

"He is very calm, measured, has the ear of court and even has the respect of the prosecution when he is defending. Peter is incredibly bright and certainly a go-to person for the biggest health and safety cases."

Chambers UK 2020
Year of call: 1992 QC: 2002 (Scotland)
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Criminal Regulatory

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

  • Representing Scottish Water in forthcoming health and safety prosecution arising out of death of employee in course of employment at waste treatment works.
  • Representing major international oil and gas producer in forthcoming health and safety prosecution arising out of uncontrolled hydrocarbon release offshore.
  • Representing Leading Childcare Providers in potential health and safety prosecution arising out of fatal incident in nursery.
  • Representing Shanks & Mcewan in potential environmental prosecution relating to transfrontier shipment of waste.

Recent Cases

HMA v Tayside Health Board 2020

 Representing THB in health and safety prosecution brought under section 3 of the HSWA 1974 arising from failings in management of ligature risk in acute psychiatric facility resulting in suicide of three patients.

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.

PF v Sita UK Ltd

 Represented Sita UK in relation to environmental prosecution brought under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999,and Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2000 regarding a landfill site and its control of leachate levels.

PF v Taqa Bratani Limited

Represented Taqa in environmental prosecution brought under Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) Regulations 2005.

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