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Acquittal in Health and Safety child fatality prosecution 

Cases 29 Mar 22

Austin Stoton leading Harry Laidlaw, instructed by Mark Brookes and Satveer Pnaiser of  Clyde and Co., represented R P Ltd, a specialist commercial joinery manufacture in a child death health and safety prosecution. All defendants, Arcadia Group Ltd, TopShop TopMan, R P Ltd and Stoneforce Ltd were charged with s.3 HSWA 1974 offences relating to a queue barrier that fell and killed a 10 year old boy in the TopMan TopShop store located in the Oracle Centre, Reading in February 2017. R P Ltd were acquitted of design, manufacture and supply allegations by the jury following an expert heavy trial that lasted over two months. 

Links: 

https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2022-03-21/topshop-and-arcadia-group-both-guilty-in-case-of-barrier-that-killed-boy-10

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-60826883.


Cases | 29 Mar 22

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