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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Inquests & Public Inquiries

As the leading practitioner in health and safety crime in Scotland, Peter has been instructed in the most serious and high profile Fatal Accident Inquiries relating to deaths in the workplace, and those deaths which have occurred in circumstances which have given rise to widespread public concern. Peter’s current instructions in this area include:

  • Representing Veolia Water Outsourcing Ltd in Fatal Accident Inquiry relating to death of employee in course of employment at waste water treatment plant.
  • Representing Total UK in forthcoming Fatal Accident Inquiry relating to the Sumburgh Super Puma helicopter crash resulting in the deaths of three offshore workers.

Recent Cases

The Clutha Fatal Accident Inquiry 2019

Representing Babcock Mission Control Services Onshore Limited in Fatal Accident Inquiry into the circumstances surrounding crash of helicopter into Clutha Tavern in Glasgow in November 2013 resulting in multiple fatalities.

Liberton High School Fatal Accident Inquiry 2017

Representing City of Edinburgh Council in Fatal Accident Inquiry relating to the death of a 12 year old schoolgirl who died as a result of the collapse of a wall in the changing room of Liberton High School in 2014.

Snowman Rally and Jim Clark Rally Fatal Accident Inquiries 2017

Representing the Motor Sports Association in the Snowman Rally and Jim Clark Rally Fatal Accident Inquiries relating to the circumstances surrounding the deaths of a number of spectators at rallies held in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

George Square “Bin Lorry” Fatal Accident Inquiry

Represented Glasgow City Council in FAI relating to deaths of members of the public who died when a refuse lorry mounted the pavement in city centre.

Superpuma Helicopter Fatal Accident Inquiry

Represented BP in FAI relating to deaths of offshore workers who died as result of catastrophic failure of Superpuma helicopter in course of transferring offshore personnel.


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