Gavin J Anderson

Year of Call 2001        

"Gavin strikes the right tone, which is an ability that makes him stand out. He is very good in court and with clients, and a strong advocate who is able to adapt and is solution-oriented." - Chambers UK 2020

"He presents with gravitas whilst building rapport with, and inspiring confidence in, clients." - Legal 500 UK 2020

Gavin J Anderson specialises in regulatory crime and has particular expertise in Health & Safety, Environmental and Corporate Crime Prosecutions as well as Fatal Accident Inquiries.

He appears regularly in the High Court of Justiciary, Sheriff Court and tribunals throughout Scotland.

Gavin also has experience of Professional Disciplinary proceedings, appearing regularly before a variety of regulatory tribunals, and Media Law where he has advised media organisations in relation to reporting restrictions and contempt of court issues surrounding high-profile criminal proceedings.

HM Advocate v Kinning Park Nursing Home (Scotland) Limited - Fatality in nursing home

HM Advocate v Lambhill Court Care Limited - Fatality in nursing home

HM Advocate v Boswell - Fairground ride collapse – multiple injuries

HM Advocate v Y Limited (Anonymised) - Workplace fatality – car crash on vehicular test track

The Sumburgh Fatal Accident Inquiry (Pending) - Multiple fatalities following offshore helicopter crash, Shetland

The Clutha Fatal Accident Inquiry - Multiple fatalities following police helicopter crash, Glasgow

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