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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