Richard Matthews QC and Shauna Ritchie represent Principal Contractor acquitted after trial of Health and Safety at Work Act charges

Richard Matthews QC, leading Shauna Ritchie, instructed by Ashleigh Harold of My Business Counsel, secured the acquittal of WCL – principal contractor for a major construction project in Hannover Square, London – on charges contrary to sections 2 and 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. A jury unanimously acquitted the company of all charges at the conclusion of an eight week Old Bailey trial. The allegations arose out of a Met Police and HSE investigation into an incident whereby a member of the public was killed by a falling window frame.


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