Criminal Regulatory & Environmental
- Temporary works failure in tunnel resulted in fatal accident. Instructed on behalf of insurers for consulting engineers to advise on liability and quantum.
- Inquest (with HMRI sitting as adviser to Coroner): Counsel for train operator following death of guard after collision of trains. Dispute between operator and track provider concerning communications network and operating procedures following privatisation of the railways.
- Advice to various insurance companies following accidents on sites.
- Arbitration proceedings involving contractor specialising in the clearance and treatment of contaminated land and landfill sites. Dispute concerned the clearance of the site of a former gas works in accordance with the recommendations of ICRCL 59/83, and a section 106 agreement under T&CPA 1990. (Settled before hearing)
- Claims by opencast mining contractor over water treatment prior to discharge to river system.
- Advised Housing Association on amendments to standard form contracts for use on contacts for remediation of contaminated sites.
- Defence counsel in trial of contractor over contamination of adjoining land by escape of petroleum products.
- Advised and settled defence in claim arising out of oil pollution of river following leakage from oil storage tank.
- Appeal (5 days) by architect / developer concerning various notices for work under the Building Regulations.
- Advising and appearing for railway infrastructure owner in various prosecutions brought against by Health & Safety Executive under Health & Safety at Work legislation.
- DIC, Imperial College, University of London (1975)
- MSc, Imperial College, University of London (1975)
- BSc (Hons), University of Manchester (1969)
- Institution of Civil Engineers
- Institution of Structural Engineers
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Legal 500 2014
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Legal 500 2014
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Legal 500 2013
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