Following a seven-day trial, prosecuted by Robert Stevenson, Michael Pearson was convicted of the manslaughter of his friend, who died from a traumatic brain injury as a result of his head hitting the ground following a single punch from the defendant.
Craig Hassall K.C appeared on behalf of the Health & Safety Executive and Robert Stevenson appeared on behalf of the Ministry of Defence at the inquest which was heard at Morpeth Coroners Court by Area Coroner Mr. Andrew Hetherington. The Private who had served with The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Scotland […]
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.
The sentencing judge at Durham Crown Court found that the offences were at the most serious end of the scale, resulting as they did in serious harm to one employee and putting at risk many others.
In August 2018, whilst at work at St Helen’s Farm in Seaton Ross, Janet McDonald was struck and killed by a reversing telehandler. She was 52 years of age.
The defendant, Yorkshire Dairy Goats Limited, farms in excess of 3500 goats for the production of a variety of dairy products.
The Company had been charged with contravening Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Regulation 5 of the management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 in that it was alleged that it had failed to repair a gap in the railings to the perimeter of a carpark at one of its national group of hotels.
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 […]
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.
On 5th June 2014, Matthew Fulleylove, tragically died whilst working for his employer as a machine operative at the defendants factory premises in 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.
Farming partnership B A L Ackroyd has been sentenced for safety breaches, following a fatal incident involving a member of the public.
Following a two-week trial at Bradford Crown Court, Glen Samson was convicted of twenty-four counts of rape, three counts of false imprisonment, two counts of making a threat to kill and two counts of controlling and coercive behaviour committed upon two women with whom he was having a relationship.