Welcome to the Chambers of Simon McKay
Barrister Simon McKay is a criminal and civil law practitioner whose key area of specialism is national security law including terrorism and covert policing law, police powers, information and media law — particularly where they intersect with criminal law, serious crime and regulatory and disciplinary cases.
Barrister Simon McKay
Simon has vast experience of dealing with the most serious criminal cases including appearing in the Court Martial and the Court Martial Appeal Court, in general for members of the Parachute Regiment, SAS and other Special Forces. He has also conducted numerous complex inquests and has advised and appeared in public inquiries.
His civil work encompasses judicial review and actions against and, in some cases for, the state, police and other public authorities.
He has appeared extensively in regulatory and disciplinary proceedings, in particular sports disciplinary matters, having prosecuted serious sexual misconduct cases for a range of national sports bodies.
Frequently appearing against some of the country’s leading QCs, Simon has also acted for solicitors, barristers, accountants and members of the medical profession in disciplinary proceedings.
Recent Posts From Simon’s Blog on Covert Policing
At an event last year celebrating the unparalleled contribution made by Professor Clive Walker QC to the law, in particular in the fields of miscarriages of justice and terrorism, one of those present reflected that there seemed to be an absence in the modern criminal...read more
There has been a huge amount of authoritative commentary on the issue of disclosure in the aftermath of “near misses” like the Liam Allan case. Sadly, in the absence of the scrutiny that followed his case and others, it is unlikely there would be any significant...read more