Case

R v BAM Construction Limited

(January 2017)

Practice Areas

Health & Safety

Keith represented BAM Construction Limited at a month long trial in which the Company was accused of failing to comply with its duties under Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Regulation 22 of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007.

The prosecution arose out of a serious accident in August 2014 at the Leisure Plaza construction site in Milton Keynes. BAM was the principal contractor. Large panes of glass each weighing in excess of 200kg fell while being manually handled resulting in serious injury to one of the men attempting to move them. The judge withdrew the section 3 charge from the jury. The jury acquitted BAM of the Regulation 22 charge. The judge then directed a not guilty verdict on the Section 3 charge. The co-defendant, one of BAM’s contractors, was convicted of an offence under the CDM Regulations.


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Keith Morton QC

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


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Currently consisting of 17 silks and 60 juniors with outstanding leadership and a long established clerking team acknowledged for their exceptional client services and business development, we are keen to expand upon our key areas.

To accommodate the growth in our core practice areas we are inviting applications from established practitioners and/or teams to further enhance our excellent reputation in the following fields:

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