Ben Thomas instructed in case involving Carbon Monoxide poisoning arising out of Health & Safety breaches.
The matter arose out of construction works that took place in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2018. The defendant, Coulson Construction North East Ltd, was summonsed for an offence under Regulation 13(1) of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015. The defendant, David Coulson, was summonsed for an offence under s.37 of the Health and Safety […]
Miss Karen Lennon represented the children in a High Court case before MacDonald J where he was considering the termination of parental responsibility of a father who had been convicted of sex offences against a non-subject child.
Chelsea Brooke-Ward discusses her unfair dismissal case, Mark Swailes v Muller UK & Ireland Group LLP.
Whether or not to plead fundamental dishonesty is a question that practitioners often face when representing defendants in claims arising from road traffic accidents.
The judgment in Mustard v Flower  EWHC 846 (QB) is a salient reminder to defendants that they must be careful when applying to amend pleadings to include fundamental dishonesty. It follows that defendants would be better advised to focus on drafting pleadings to allow for sufficient cross-examination at trial.
In May 2019 I spoke at a seminar about the case of AB v HM Assistant Coroner for Inner South London (CO/663/2019). At that time the High Court had just ordered a fresh inquest into the death of Ella Roberta Adoo-Kissi-Debrah. She died in February 2013, aged 9, from a severe asthma attack. She lived […]
Rukhshanda Hussain appeared on last night’s Ten o’clock news and this morning’s BBC Breakfast to discuss the backlog of trials in the Criminal Courts.
The Respondents had previously seen a downturn in work when the oil prices dropped, as a large degree of their custom was from the oil and gas industry. On that basis, the Respondents forecasted their need for weekly working hours going forward and predicted that there would be a reduction.