News and Events - Michael Hayton QC

30th Oct 2017Newsletters

Regulatory Crime Newsletter

Welcome to a Special Edition of 2 Hare Court’s Regulatory Crime Newsletter. Our Criminal Regulatory team held its annual Health & Safety seminar in Manchester at the beginning of the month on the latest issues concerning practitioners in the field. Our thanks to all for attending and making the event such a great success. We would […]

21st Sep 2017Events

The Annual Regulatory Crime Seminar

The Criminal Regulatory Group of 2 Hare Court are pleased to hosting The Annual Regulatory Crime Seminar in Manchester. This year we will focus on the offence of gross negligence manslaughter including talks on the forthcoming Guideline and issues raised in the consultation, the implications of the Judgment in R v Rose for health and […]

6th Apr 2017News

Michael Hayton QC represents Essar Oil Limited following high risk explosion

HSE v Essar Oil Limited – Liverpool Crown Court before Davis J  Michael Hayton QC represented Essar Oil Limited before Davis J in the Liverpool Crown Court when the company was fined £1,650,000 for an offence contrary to the COMAH Regulations 1999. The prosecution arose from an explosion that took place at the Stanlow Oil […]

14th Nov 2016News

Michael Hayton QC Represents Multi National Chemical Company in Fatality Prosecution

Michael represented the Cristal Pigments, a Saudi Arabian based company who are the world’s second largest producer of titanium dioxide, a chemical used in all white paint. The prosecution under sections 2 and 3 of HSWA 1974, arose from an explosion in 2010 that ruptured containers at the company’s plant in Humberside, an Upper Tier […]

14th Nov 2016News

Michael Hayton QC elected Leader of the Northern Circuit

Michael Hayton QC has been elected by the members of the Northern Circuit as its Leader. He will begin his three year term on 1 January 2017, and will be the youngest ever silk to lead the Northern Circuit. The Circuit Leader is elected from those members of the circuit who hold the rank of […]