Outer Temple Chambers successfully defends property management company

Richard Lissack QC and Nicholas Hill of Outer Temple Chambers successfully defended an international property management company with over 1,100 sites in the UK against a prosecution brought by the London Borough of Havering.

The case, listed across two weeks at Snaresbrook Crown Court, concluded after two days following cross-examination of the prosecution’s expert consultant engineer, the prosecution accepting that they no longer had a realistic prospect of securing a conviction.

The case was based on an alleged breach of s4 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 following serious injury to a 12-year-old boy resulting from his deliberate misuse of a flying escalator installation.