Austin Welch

Call To The Bar: 2005


“An excellent tactician who is persuasive on his feet.” – Legal 500, 2019 – Inquests and Inquiries


“He combines fantastic technical ability with great client care skills.” – Legal 500, 2019 – Regulatory, Health and Safety and Licensing


“Knowledgeable and approachable.” “Very thorough.” – Chambers and Partners 2019 – Health and Safety


“His legal, tactical and presentational abilities are excellent.” – Legal 500, 2018 – Inquests and Inquiries

Austin Welch is a specialist in regulatory law.

Austin represents clients in relation to health and safety, fire safety, food safety, environmental and product safety offences. He is regularly instructed to represent individual directors, companies and prosecuting authorities in such matters in both the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court.  Austin also represents clients in public inquiries and inquests, particularly those involving health and safety issues. Austin is recognised by the leading legal directories as being a leading junior in health and safety law, inquests and public inquiries.

Austin also regularly acts for medical professionals in disciplinary proceedings.

Prior to joining the Bar, Austin worked in the City of London, Tokyo and for the United Nations in The Hague. He is known for his extensive knowledge of regulatory law, approachability and skill as an advocate.