Gerard Forlin QCAdmitted to the Australian Bar in 2006 | Appointed QC in England & Wales in 2010

Areas of Practice

  • Health & Safety
  • Aviation
  • Marine
  • Environmental
  • Product Liability

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Gerard Forlin QC of Cornerstone Barristers (previously 2-3 Gray’s Inn Square) was educated at the Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics. He acts for many global organisations and companies and his specialisation is regulatory work, including health and safety, aviation, marine, environmental and product liability. He has acted in over 200 fatality cases and has been in many of the pivotal cases, including the Watford, Southhall, Teebay, Paddington, Hatfield and Purley train crashes, the Barrow, Legionnaires case, a lift fatality in the city of London and a recent inquest into a 2003 catamaran incident in Greece. In aviation he has acted for many airports, manufacturers, airlines and regulators. He undertakes a lot of inquest work and has lectured, practised or consulted in over 35 countries. He has published over 90 articles and is General Editor of “Corporate Liability – work related deaths and criminal prosecutions”, 3rd Edition 2012 (Bloomsbury).

He has been mentioned in five sections of the Leading Independent Directories, namely Health and Safety, Crime, Environmental, Consumer and Public Inquiries and Inquests.

Royal Aeronautical Society Legal Panel

Gerard has recently been appointed to the panel of which there are only 14 members worldwide. He is only one of two Queens Counsel on this worldwide panel.

Gerard Forlin Q. C. was educated at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge (M. PHIL) and the London School of Economics (LLM). He also has a diploma in Air and Space Law (U. C. L.). He was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn and appointed Queens Counsel in 2010 in both Civil and Criminal Law. Gerard was previously Senior Crown Counsel in Hong Kong. He was named as Regulatory Advisor in England (2012).

Gerard has represented many Airlines, Travel and Tour Companies, Manufacturers, Regulators and Airports including Heathrow and Gatwick. He has lectured on over 700 occasions (and worked, lectured or consulted in over 40 countries) and published over 90 articles.

Gerard is also General Editor of ‘Corporate Liability’: Work related deaths and criminal prosecutors (Bloomsbury 3rd Edition). He has been recommended in five areas of the leading guides to the Legal profession including Health and Safety, Environmental, Product Liability, Crime, and Inquiries and Inquests.


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