Peter Gray QC

Year of Call 1992         Year of Silk 2002

"Standout silk with an enviable reputation at the Scottish Health and Safety Bar...He is an excellent trial lawyer: he communicates so well with the jury, the Bench and the client" - Chambers UK 2016

"the pre-eminent practitioner at the Scottish Bar for health and safety and regulatory work,where his knowledge is unrivalled" - Legal 500

Peter Gray is a leading practitioner in regulatory crime and, in particular, in the fields of health and safety, environmental and corporate financial prosecutions. In the context of health and safety, and environmental crime Peter has been instructed to appear on behalf of corporate accused in the most serious prosecutions, statutory appeals and high profile Fatal Accident Inquiries in recent years.

In relation to financial crime Peter specialises in corporate fraud, tax fraud, VAT evasion, and bribery and money laundering offences and has been instructed in a number of the most significant financial crime cases including those relating to MTIC carousel fraud, offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906 and the Bribery Act 2010. In this area a significant part of Peter`s practice is also of an advisory nature, in particular with regard to potential corporate criminal liability arising in relation to anti money laundering obligations and associated matters, both domestically and internationally.

2013: HMA v Svitzer Marine Ltd. Representing Svitzer Marine in health and safety prosecution brought under section 2 of HSWA 1974 arising out of capsize of "The Flying Phantom" resulting in death of 3 employees.

2013: PF v Taqa Bratani Limited; representing Taqa in environmental prosecution brought under Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) Regulations 2005.

2014: Superpuma Helicopter Fatal Accident Inquiry: representing 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.

2015: HMA v Scottish Fire & Rescue Service:representing SFRS in relation to health and safety prosecution brought under Section2 HSWA 1974 arising out of death of a firefighter in course of firefighting duties at Balmoral Bar, Edinburgh.

2015: George Square "Bin Lorry" Fatal Accident Inquiry: representing 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.

2016: Re Braid Group: representing Braid in relation to civil settlement achieved pursuant to the Crown Office's self-reporting initiative following the introduction of the Bribery Act 2010.

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