Home / Cases / R v Oscars Wine Bar Limited

R v Oscars Wine Bar Limited


Preston Crown court
Dates of case

An 18 year old woman had her stomach removed in emergency surgery hours after consuming a drink accompanied by a ‘smoke effect’ made using liquid nitrogen. The bar was prosecuted under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and was heavily fined.

The director of the defendant company was also prosecuted individually, but Kevin was able to negotiate a plea bargain in which the case against the individual was dropped, thus avoiding the possibility of a prison sentence.

The case attracted huge media interest from as far afield as Canada and Australia, in view of the grievous injury sustained by a young woman and the implications for the drinks industry worldwide.

Related Practice Areas

Health & Safety



Portfolio Builder

Select the practice areas that you would like to download or add to the portfolio

Download    Add to portfolio   
Title Type CV Email

Remove All


Click here to share this shortlist.
(It will expire after 30 days.)