I qualified as a Solicitor in 2010 and as a Solicitor-Advocate in 2014 and represent both corporate and individual defendants in respect of a wide-range of regulatory interventions and prosecutions including: corporate and individual gross negligence manslaughter; health and safety offences arising under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act; and Trading Standards legislation. Specifically I have extensive experience of advising and assisting care providers subject to investigation by the Care Quality Commission and representation during associated inquest proceedings. I am also experienced in designing and delivering training courses on risk management and compliance, and have presented to the National Care Forum and the IOSH Health and Social Care Group.
Securing the acquittal of a lift maintenance company at trial following the death of a resident in a care home. The resident had been able to access a lift shaft which had previously been worked on by the defendant company and its employees, falling to her death. Following a two week trial the company was found not guilty of all causative offences. Another highlight was representing a national care provider in respect of an inquest touching upon the death of a service user who died following the misplacement of a naso-gastric tube by an employed nurse. Although the nurse was found to have been neglectful and was subsequently referred to the NMC for further investigation, there was neither criticism of the care provider nor issue of a Prevention of Future Deaths report.
I am named within the Legal 500, being described in the 2019 edition as, “exceptionally hardworking and clever,” and in the 2018 edition as, “a star of the future; he is always willing to go that extra mile for clients.”