R v Austin & McLean Limited and Esso Plc

December 2013

Practice Areas

Health & Safety

Keith represented Austin & McLean in a prosecution following the death of a sailor on board ship at Esso’s Fawley Refinery. He was killed when the jib of a crane collapsed onto the ship’s deck. Austin & McLean were charged with corporate manslaughter. However, after initiating a dismissal application of that charge the case was resolved by a plea to a lesser offence under the Health and Safety at Work Act

Related Barristers

Keith Morton KC

Keith Morton KC
Head of Chambers
Year of Call: 1990
Year of Silk: 2011