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Cases: Health & Safety

R v X & X

Dominic Adamson secured acquittals of two organisations, a parent and a subsidiary, charged with breaches of s.3 of the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (the duty to ensure safety of non-employees).  The subsidiary was also charged with…


Royal Papworth Hospital Inquests

The inquests into two deaths following an outbreak of a waterborne pathogen at a world-leading cardiothoracic transplant centre. The deaths, at the newly-opened Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, followed infection by a form of bacteria – M.abscessus – previously unknown…


R (HSE) v A Major Construction Company

Keith Morton, instructed by Madeleine Abas, Senior Partner of Osborn Abas Hunt, secured the acquittal of a major construction company following an 8 day trial before the District Judge (Magistrates’ Court) at Derby Magistrates Court. The case explored the relationship…


R v NMC Surfacing Limited & Others

Dominic Adamson KC, together with Kizzy Augustin (Partner) and Jenny Boyden (Senior Associate) of Russell Cooke, secured the acquittal of a roofing company (X) following a two week trial at Southwark Crown Court (sitting in the Nightingale Court at Prospero…


E v A & S

Lionel Stride represented the Claimant (instructed by Michael Hardacre at Slater & Gordon) in a High Court paraplegia case that settled at a JSM for £1.525 million. The Claimant was injured whilst using a squat rack in a ‘Free Weights’…


R (HSE) v X Construction Company Limited

Keith secures a reduction of almost quarter of a million pounds for a very large construction company following its guilty plea to a charge under section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.


R (HSE) v Mick George Limited

Keith secures a substantial reduction in the fine imposed for breach of Regulation 25(3) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. Prosecution arose as a consequence of a tipper vehicle striking an overhead power line (OPL).


R v Southern Co-Operative Limited

Dominic Adamson KC acted for Southern Co-Operative Limited in a successful appeal against sentence to the Lewes Crown Court.   The case arose out of an incident which resulted in an employee suffering a serious leg fracture.  At first instance the…


R v Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited

Dominic Adamson KC acted for Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited in the Court of Appeal in a successful appeal against sentence.  Lord Chief Justice Burnett delivered the judgment of the Court on 20 December 2017.  The fine was reduced from £700,000…


G v NJ

Defending Health and Safety advisers in commercial action by company for recovery of fine following conviction for H&S regulatory offence.





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