Five members of chambers: James Ageros KC, Simon Antrobus KC, Dominic Kay KC, Mike Atkins and Katherine Sage were all involved in the long running prosecution and trial relating to the tragic death of a 10-year-old boy at a Topshop store in Reading on 13 February 2017. The proceedings have now finally concluded with the sentencing hearing of Arcadia Group Ltd, TopshopTopman Ltd and Stoneforce Ltd (all of which are currently in liquidation) following on from a 10-week trial that took place earlier in the year. The sentencing remarks of the trial judge, Her Honour Judge Norton can be found here.
James Ageros KC, leading Valerie Charbit, represented Reading Borough Council who prosecuted the case, instructed by Bevan Brittan LLP. Simon Antrobus KC and Mike Atkins represented both Arcadia and TopshopTopman, instructed by Dominic Watkins and Maria Harris at DWF LLP. Dominic Kay KC and Katherine Sage represented Stoneforce Ltd, instructed by Danny McShee and Stephanie Power at Kennedys LLP.