Philip Hackett QC

Philip Hackett QC

Philip Hackett is regularly instructed at the earliest stage when an investigation becomes a possibility, advising on steps to ensure a favourable outcome together with the preservation of confidentiality and LPP. He also advises at the earliest point on civil remedies in fraud cases including alternative dispute resolutions. He has considerable experience in all related areas such as freezing and restraint orders, asset tracing and mutual legal assistance and other issues in multi-jurisdictional cases.

Since defending the Captain of the Herald of Free Enterprise Philip Hackett has specialized in numerous manslaughter, environmental and health and safety cases. He has particular experience in the construction and road haulage industries and duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.

Phillip offers experience and expertise in commercial, banking and auditing leads to him being instructed on behalf of the CEO or Finance Director or the company. He has acted in respect of many of the leading fraud cases including;

  • Advising and representing numerous parties in challenging or seeking production orders, warrants and restraint and freezing orders.
  • Representing broker in SFO allegation of conspiracy to manipulate LIBOR submissions.
  • Representing financier of application for a gaming licence over allegation of fraudulent letters of creditworthiness.
  • Advising on the jurisdiction of English Court in respect of civil fraud proceedings arising from corporate activity in Lithuania.
  • Representing partner in a civil claim for fraudulent misrepresentation in severance deed.
  • Representing director of the company alleged to have obtained government development grant by fraudulent misrepresentation.
  • Advising companies on obligations to report the discovery of fraud by employees to regulator and treatment of whistleblowers.
  • Representing Russian client in SOCA civil claim

Health and Safety

  • Advising company and directors in respect of manslaughter investigation following death caused by automatic gates.
  • Representing CDM principal contractor through inquest and HSE manslaughter investigation following construction fatality.
  • Representing company director in prosecution for manslaughter against company and director arising from death allegedly caused by inhalation of noxious gases.
  • Representing company director in prosecution for manslaughter following death resulting from fall from height during a construction project.
  • Representing the company in prosecution of consulting engineer and director for the supervision of road construction project.
  • Several cases of representing directors of Road Haulage Company in prosecution for manslaughter following a fatal accident.
  • Representing designer in allegation of breach of CDM regulations the following death during construction of aircraft hangar.
  • Representing employers in allegation of breach of Environment Act in the handling of poisons in management of the estate.
  • Representing the company in HSE prosecution for failure to train and supervise staff in use of hazardous machinery.
  • Representing the company in HSE prosecution for an unsafe system of work following death caused by the industrial explosion.
Areas of Expertise
  • Civil Fraud
  • Health and Safety
  • Financial Crime & Fraud
  • Regulatory
  • Consumer
Education and Memberships
  • Call and Inn: 2008 Middle Temple (non-practising)
  • Extraditions Lawyers Association
  • Duty Solicitor
  • The Law Society
  • Extradition Lawyers Association
Philip Hackett QC
Queens Counsel Regulatory and Crime

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