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John Cooper QC & Mike Atkins successfully defend Electricity North West Limited

News | 24th Mar 2017

John Cooper QC and Mike Atkins successfully defended Electricity North West Limited, the Distribution Network Operator for the North West of England. After a 4 week trial at Preston Crown Court, the Company was acquitted of counts alleging a failure to risk assess work at height by linesmen and a breach of the general duty […]

Mike Atkins secures acquittal for director in bar cellar hatch case

News | 20th Dec 2013

Mike Atkins successfully defended a company director charged with neglect in this 7 day trial before a jury at Teesside Crown Court. In September 2012 an employee at a well-known bar in Middlesbrough suffered serious injuries when she fell 2.5 metres through an open cellar hatch. The hatch was open that morning because it was […]

Lakanal House fire Inquest

News | 28th Mar 2013

James Maxwell-Scott and Mike Atkins acted as Counsel to the Inquests instructed by the Assistant Deputy Coroner, Her Honour Frances Kirkham CBE. The inquests, which lasted 11 weeks, concluded on 28 March 2013. The jury returned separate narrative verdicts in respect of each of the 6 people who died in the tower block fire on […]

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