R v Pike & another (2017)

Philip Evans QC led Tim Naylor in the prosecution of Dale Pike for the manslaughter by gross negligence of Gareth Pugh.

Pike employed Pugh to retrieve golf balls from a lake at a golf course near Newport. Pugh was not a trained diver and the safety measures employed were inadequate as a result of which Gareth Pugh drowned in the lake.

Pike pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 32 months imprisonment.

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