Robert Stevenson successfully opposes Council’s application for condemnation of food

Robert Stevenson, instructed by Gary Smith at DWF Solicitors, appeared on behalf of a Seafood company, and its owner, in a contest regarding East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s seizure of a large quantity of seafood.

In March 2021, Environmental Health Officers of ERYC seized the seafood from a walk-in freezer at premises operated by the company and made an application pursuant to s.9 of the Food Safety Act 1990 for the food to be condemned on the alleged basis that it failed to comply with food safety requirements.

Tragic case involving fatal accident arising out of Health & Safety breaches concludes. Robert Stevenson instructed from inquest through to sentence at Durham Crown Court.

In December 2015, Simon Hogg tragically died whilst working for his employer, a waste recycling firm in County Durham. A second employee, Raymond Garrett, was also seriously injured when the two men became trapped inside a large industrial trommel machine when it was turned on and started to rotate. On 6th January 2021, Stonegrave Aggregates […]

Robert Stevenson secures fine reduction due to the impact of Covid-19

In January of this year, a well-known fish and chip restaurant and takeaway in North Yorkshire was sentenced to a fine of £75,000 after pleading guilty to an offence of failing to ensure the health and safety of their employees, contrary to s.2(1) and s.33(1)(a) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.