"An astute practitioner with a significant civil/regulatory law practice. He is ferociously bright and extraordinarily hard-working."

― Chambers UK Bar Guide [2018]
Pascal Bates
Call: 1994
Direct access


Pascal acts for and against corporate, institutional and individual clients in regulatory (including coronial), criminal and civil (including public law) proceedings. He accepts direct access instructions in appropriate cases.

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"An astute practitioner with a significant civil/regulatory law practice. He is ferociously bright and extraordinarily hard-working."

― Chambers UK Bar Guide [2018]

"What he does not know about the health and safety law is not worth knowing."

― Legal 500 [2017]

"How he retains all the information he does is unbelievable...A man of detail."

― Chambers UK Bar Guide [2017]

"A fierce opponent, who you do not want to be against."

― Legal 500 [2016]

"He's very good, strong, robust and confident. If you see that he's your opponent you know you're in for a tough time, which is a compliment." "He is very detailed, thorough, clever and hard-working."

― Chambers UK Bar Guide [2016]

"An outstanding barrister."

― Legal 500 [2015]


  • Standing Counsel to the Health and Safety Executive
  • Standing Counsel to the Office of Rail Regulation
  • Attorney-General’s Regulatory List of Counsel (A List)

Latest news

15th December 2023

Pascal Bates and Mark Davies in Shell offshore safety case

Pascal Bates had led Mark Davies on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive in a case against Shell UK Limited and Ampelmann Operations...

10th November 2023

Pascal Bates prosecuted owner of inflatable that killed toddler

Pascal Bates has prosecuted fairground operations manager Curt Johnson and company, Johnsons Funfair Limited, for charges arising out of the death of a 3...

16th August 2023

Legal 500 Bar Awards 2023 – Six Pump Court Receives Nominations in Three Categories

Chambers is delighted to announce three nominations at the Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2023. Chambers has received two nominations for Set of the...

19th May 2023

Directors jailed after five deaths and offenders ordered to pay more than £2 million

Pascal Bates led for the prosecution after a falling wall in a Birmingham scrapyard killed five workers, badly injured a sixth and could have killed another three.

26th October 2018

Six Pump Court wins Health & Safety Set of the Year at Chambers UK Bar Awards

Last night at the Chambers UK Bar Awards, Six Pump Court was delighted to be named as the Health & Safety Set of the Year.

25th May 2018

Regulatory Law Conference 2018 (Birmingham)

Six Pump Court will present a Regulatory Law Conference on 13th July in Birmingham.

31st October 2016

Court of Appeal hears first two appeals under new sentencing guideline

On 25th October, Pascal Bates appeared for the respondent (HSE) in the first two appeals heard against sentences for health and safety offending passed under the...

12th October 2016

Court of Appeal Upholds £3 Million Fine

Pascal Bates appeared before the Court of Appeal on 11 October 2016 successfully to resist (on behalf of HSE) ConocoPhillips (U.K.) Limited’s attempts to...

20th September 2016

Nominations for the 2016 Chambers UK Bar Awards

We are pleased to announce that barristers at Six Pump Court Chambers have been shortlisted in the following categories for the Chambers Bar Awards...

30th August 2016

Corner cutting landlord jailed for fire safety breaches when prosecuted by Pascal Bates

A Grimsby and Cleethorpes landlord, Keith Newsum, with a portfolio of about 20 properties, has been jailed for five months for fire safety breaches...

8th February 2016

Pascal Bates in prosecutions of two very large energy companies

ConocoPhillips (U.K.) Limited and UK Power Networks (Operations) Limited have been fined £3 million and £1 million respectively for (quite separate) safety breaches in...

3rd August 2015

Pascal Bates prosecutes David Lloyd Leisure for exposing swimming pool users to noxious gas and hospitalising five

David Lloyd Leisure Limited, the well known national chain of over 90 health and leisure clubs was prosecuted by Ipswich Borough Council for an...

26th January 2015

Six Pump Court strengthens ties with The Bartlett, UCL

A team of barristers from Six Pump Court, including Anne Williams, recently appointed as a Visiting Professor, Mark Beard, Pascal Bates, Ian Rees Phillips...

5th October 2014

More Strength in Regulatory Crime

We are delighted to welcome Pascal Bates to Chambers. Joint Head of Chambers Peter Harrison QC said “Pascal is already well known to us...

5th October 2014

Pascal Bates and Simon Taylor lead Bribery Act Training Event

On 1st November 2012 Pascal Bates and Simon Taylor led a CPD accredited training event on the Bribery Act 2010 at the head quarters of Epping Forest District...

5th October 2014

Pascal Bates Prosecutes Oil Drum Explosion Case

On 27 November Pascal Bates successfully prosecuted C.V.S. (Anglia) Limited, an Ipswich vehicle repair company, for safety failures at its garage premises. A workshop assistant was...

5th October 2014

Swimming Pool Tragedy Sentenced

Pascal Bates has today prosecuted Leisure Connection Limited, a company running some 70 leisure centres across the country, in a case arising from the death...

4th October 2014

Pascal Bates Prosecutes Essex Hospital for Double Safety Failures

Pascal Bates has prosecuted Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for two quite separate sets of safety failings. Between 2004 and 2010 the Trust...

29th September 2014

Partnership sentenced for lake safety failures

Pascal Bates has prosecuted a farming partnership which was fined £60,000 plus £31,252.12 in costs for water safety failures that led to the death of...

28th August 2014

Six Pump Court shortlisted for four awards in the Chambers UK Bar Awards

Six Pump Court is delighted to have been nominated for awards in four separate categories by the Chambers UK Bar Awards this year including Set...

11th July 2014

Pascal Bates prosecutes Pirbright Institute for foot and mouth disease controls failures in first ever case under the Specified Animal Pathogens Order 2008

Pascal Bates yesterday prosecuted the Pirbright Institute, a government-funded research facility recognised by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation as the world reference...

9th July 2014

Pascal Bates prosecutes Company Director who is imprisoned for 12 months after roofer fell through fragile asbestos roofing sheets

Robert Wynn Marsh, the 64 year old sole director and shareholder of RM Developments (2005) Limited, was prosecuted for two offences after he caused...

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