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News & Events: December 2015



Baldwins Crane Hire – Corporate Manslaughter Sentence

News | 22nd Dec 2015

Baldwins Crane Hire Ltd became the 14th company to be convicted and sentenced for corporate manslaughter under the 2007 Act. The company received a fine of £700,000 plus £200,000 costs following a 6-week trial at Preston Crown Court. They were represented throughout by Simon Antrobus, instructed by Squire Patton Boggs solicitors.

John Cooper QC & Dominic Kay appear in electric ‎gate manslaughter cases

News | 9th Dec 2015

On 7th December 2015, CGA was fined £50,000 following its plea to Corporate Manslaughter at the end of November. The Company’s director, K, was earlier acquitted of a count of gross negligence manslaughter. The case relates to a fatal accident involving electric gates in June 2010. The gate had been installed by CGA 2 months earlier. The sentencing judge […]

David Sears QC & Charles Pimlott successful in the Court of Appeal in Harding v Paice

Articles | 7th Dec 2015

David Sears QC and Charles Pimlott have been successful in the Court of Appeal in Harding v Paice, in which the court had to consider whether an earlier adjudication on related matters shut out a new adjudication. The Court of Appeal has held that an adjudicator’s previous decision that, because an employer failed to serve […]


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