HSE V THOMPSON CONTRACTS LTD.  Defended TCL in respect of an allegation that they were in breach of s.2(1) HSWA, which came to light when an employee suffered injury when moving MDF sheeting.
PRESTON CITY COUNCIL V HALFORDS LTD.  Acted for the City Council against Halfords Ltd., who breached their statutory duties in respect of employees who were exposed to risk in relation to the storage of boxed bikes. A stack collapsed, causing injury.
PRESTON CITY COUNCIL V TILE MART LTD.  Acted for Preston City Council in the prosecution of Tile Mart Ltd. (t/a Roccia), who breached H&S legislation by exposing a 4 yr old to risk. A sink unit, which had not been fixed into the showroom wall according to the manufacturer's specification, fell onto her causing injury.
CARLISLE CITY COUNCIL V PEGASUS STORAGE SOLUTIONS LTD. AND BRIAN VALLELY  Successfully defended Brian Vallely, who was subcontracted by Pegasus to fit storage racking. An incident occurred at a facility owned by Edmundson Electrical Ltd. who had contracted with Pegasus to supply storage racking for heavy duty cable.
HSE v VERTELLUS SPECIALITIES UK LTD  - Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations were breached, exemplified by a serious fire at a chemicals site in Middlesbrough.
HSE v ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES LTD AND ANOTHER  A contractor, undertaking electrical cable replacement works at a factory, received burn injuries from cutting through a live cable. Defendants were “medium” and “large” under the new Sentencing Guidelines.
HSE v BT PLC  - case involving life-changing injuries to two employees as a result of deficiencies in construction and maintenance of electrical systems and work at height. Sentence under the new Sentencing Guidelines.
DARLINGTON BOROUGH COUNCIL v ALDI FOOD STORES LTD AND WILKLINSON MAINTENANCE LTD  - involved Aldi contracting Wilkinson for construction work. Work was not adequately particularised in the latter's RAMS. An unsecured smoking shelter blew over causing injury to an employee of Aldi. Both defendants liable under HSWA '74 and fined under new Sentencing Guidelines.
HSE v BRIMMS CONSTRUCTION LTD AND M&C ROOFING CONTRACTORS LTD  - Case involving a fall from height by a roofer through a rooflight. Obligations of principal contractors. CDM Regs, Bad character.
HSE v WRIGHT(Trading as PW Joinery and Building Services)  - involved a fatal fall of an employee from a ladder and inadequate construction and maintenance of scaffolding.
HSE v GATESHEAD COUNCIL AND CONNELLY  - Involved Gateshead Council contracting with Connelly, who was not suitably qualified, to fell trees adjacent to a live railway line. Tree caused significant damage to track and oncoming train. Duties of contracting companies, even where no involvement by them in the contracted work. Duty to conduct 'due diligence' checks on contractors.
MIDDLESBROUGH BOROUGH COUNCIL v SAINSBURY'S SUPERMARKETS LTD AND WINCANTON GROUP LTD  - injuries caused by roll cages toppling over when off loaded from lorries
HSE v STANNAH LIFTS SERVICES AND C G GRANT  - case involved the fall through a rooflight located in Stannah premises by an employee of C G Grant, a roofing company. Duties of contracting companies, even where no involvement by them in the contracted work. Duty to conduct 'due diligence' checks on contractors.