About – Mark Scoggins

Key Associate – Legal Considerations
I work with Mark Scoggins, a Solicitor Advocate, on the legal input for my strategic courses – a core component.

Mark Scoggins

Based in the City of London since 1983, Mark Scoggins’ principal practice is the defence of organizations and individuals in the construction, chemical, transport, waste, water and emergency services sectors in regulatory and civil claims: particularly those involving health and safety, environmental damage and catastrophic personal injury or death.

Mark Scoggins – Leader in Health and Safety and Environmental Law
Solicitor Advocate All Courts All Proceedings civil and criminal (2005 to date)
Appeared for the British Shooting Sports Council at the public inquiry into the Dunblane tragedy of 1996 in which sixteen children and their teacher were shot dead. Represented Balfour Beatty in the Health and Safety Executive prosecution over the Heathrow Express tunnel collapse of 1994, and Thames Trains at the public inquiry into the October 1999 collision near Ladbroke Grove in which 31 people died; numerous health and safety, regulatory and environmental involvements arising from a variety of operations including construction, pipelines, electrical installations, tower cranes, oil storage, highway maintenance, waste management, firearms, fish farming, fire and explosion, flooding, pollution, drinking water supply, asbestos, legionella, policing, confined spaces, radioactive substances, counter-terrorism, intellectual property and EU public procurement.

In 2003 managed the successful Old Bailey defence of Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir John Stevens and his predecessor Lord Condon, in a five-week trial at the Old Bailey, on all ten charges brought against them by the HSE arising out of falls from height suffered by patrolling police officers.

Appointed by Balfour Beatty on day of the October 2000 train derailment at Hatfield which claimed the lives of four passengers, in July 2005 during a six-month trial helped win the acquittal of its rail division and indicted managers on all corporate and individual manslaughter charges.

Represented the Metropolitan Police Service and its then Commissioner Sir Ian Blair in the health and safety prosecution brought to trial at the Old Bailey in late 2007 over the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes at Stockwell underground station in the aftermath of the failed London suicide bombings of 21 July 2005.

Advised a senior officer of the London Fire Brigade during the public inquiry into the fire at Grenfell Tower. The inquiry was initially minded to criticise him. As published, the inquiry report commends his decisions and actions.

Advised an involved police service on potential charges of manslaughter arising out of the November 2019 attack at Fishmongers Hall, during which two young people were killed by released terrorist convict Usman Khan.