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Prison Avoided in HSE Prosecution

Published - Aug 16, 2021

Foster & Coleman recently represented one of the defendants in a prosecution before Southwark Crown Court, which had been brought by the Health and Safety Executive. The proceedings arose following the tragic death of a roofing worker, which the prosecution alleged was the result of inadequately erected scaffolding.

Our client had pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity, but COVID related delays to the Court system meant that it was over a year before sentencing finally took place.

At a recent sentencing hearing and having considered all of the relevant and powerful mitigation, out client was sentenced to a financial penalty.

Following the hearing we received the following message:

'Having been recently represented by Steve Foster I would like to commend his efficiency, professionalism and attention to detail whilst dealing with my particular case. He has shown great empathy when dealing with all aspects of my case and I would have no hesitation in recommending Steve and his firm to all clients that maybe in difficult legal situations'

Counsel instructed in this matter was Mr Neil Fitzgibbon of 187 Fleet Street.

Posted in Criminal Defence, Health and Safety Defence on Aug 16, 2021