Health & Safety: Notable caseWorkplace Fatality: H&S Charges Successfully Defended (2011)
In August 2007, a site foreman working on the refurbishment of St Catherine's House in central London died when he fell down a lift shaft. In 2010, the Principal Contractor and a Sub-Contractor were each charged by the Health & Safety Executive with an offence of breaching the duty under section 3, Health & Safety at Work Act (HSWA) 1974.
Adrian Darbishire (instructed by Pinsent Masons) acted for the Principal Contractor, the first defendant. After a trial at the Old Bailey lasting six weeks, on 14 June 2011 both companies were unanimously acquitted by the jury.
Mid-Staffs NHS Public Inquiry (2013)
Further updates of Mid-Staff Inquiry where Tom Kark QC, Ben Fitzgerald and Tom Baker are appointed as counsel to the inquiry
Tom Kark QC | Ben FitzGerald | Tom Baker
Workplace Fatality: H&S Charges Successfully Defended (2011)
Death of site foreman. Principal and Sub-Contractor unanimously acquitted.
Adrian Darbishire QC
R v Walker & Others (2005)
Manslaughter and Health and Safety charges arising from the Hatfield train crash
Armstrong & Newby-Grant
Court Martial for manslaughter