Mark Barrott, husband of local NHS nurse Eileen Barrott, struck his wife with a hammer before strangling her to death and fleeing to Scotland.
The investigation by The Health & Safety Executive followed a fatal accident at Cleveland Bridge in Darlington on the 25th October 2016. Keith Poppleton was an electrician working at the company via an agency. He had been asked to investigate an electrical fault on an overhead crane. Having climbed onto the crane’s walkway he fell 25 ft (7.6m) through an unsecured access panel onto the floor below. He died at the scene.
Mark McKone QC and Craig Hassall QC were appointed as Queens Counsel back in December 2020 but the swearing in ceremony was delayed due to the pandemic.
Judges and members of the Legal profession gathered in Westminster Abbey on Friday 1st October to mark the start of the new legal year.
Further to their announcement of their silk appointment in December, today the news is official – Mark McKone and Craig Hassall are now Queen’s Counsel.
On Thursday the 14th of January HHJ Gibson sitting at Bradford Crown Court sentenced Nestle UK Ltd for breaches of Regulation 11 of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.
The court heard how on 13 February 2016, while observing the operation of the After Eight production machine, the technical operator placed his right hand close to a gap in the machine housing. An emery cloth held in his right hand was dragged into the machine taking his arm with it.
Lightwater Valley Attractions Ltd, pleaded guilty of breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and was fined £333, 344 and ordered to pay costs of £16,183.
Craig Hassall has been elected as a Master of the Bench of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. Craig will take his place as a Barrister Governing Bencher of the Inn alongside Jeremy Hill-Baker and former members of Chambers, Mr Justice Goss, HHJ Clark and DJ Prest QC. Craig sits as a Crown Court […]
On 11 May a PSQB panel discussed via Zoom on remote hearings and the use of the Cloud Video Platform (CVP) being trialled in a number of Crown Courts including Leeds.
Maizy Harman was in the reception class at the York primary school when she suffered an anaphylactic reaction. The reaction came as a result of having been given a pudding that contained eggs to which she is allergic.
Instructed by the Health & Safety Executive, Craig Hassall today appeared at Leeds Crown Court where HHJ Stubbs Q.C. sentenced IFG Drake Ltd for breaching health and safety regulations resulting in the death of one of its workers Mr. Javeed Ghaffar.
3 of PSQB’s criminal team delivered training to over 20 CPS lawyers last week in Chambers.