Successful Care Home Death Prosecution For Trinity Barrister

Trinity Chambers’ Regulatory barrister James Kemp represented Hartlepool Borough Council at the trial and sentence hearing of a local care home owner Matt Matharu who was found guilty by jury at Teesside Crown Court for breaches of health and safety which resulted in the death of a resident at the care home.

At the sentence the Judge Michael Taylor told Matt Matharu that his "reckless disregard" for health and safety was to blame for the 90-year-old's death and commented his knowledge of health and safety and the training given to staff as "rudimentary in the extreme".

Matharu was jailed for a total of eight months and ordered to pay costs of more than £70,000.

James Kemp is a member of Trinity Chambers' RegulatoryPersonal InjuryAgriculture and Rural AffairsBusinessChancery and Court of Protection practice groups. James is also a member of the Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health and Safety and Environmental Law Panel. He has been recognised in the Legal 500 - "James Kemp is noted for his ‘precise advice, given in a very timely and cost-effective way’".

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