Inquests & Public Inquiries
As the leading practitioner in health and safety crime in Scotland, Peter has been instructed in the most serious and high profile Fatal Accident Inquiries relating to deaths in the workplace, and those deaths which have occurred in circumstances which have given rise to widespread public concern. Peter’s current instructions in this area include:
- Representing Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board in the Scottish Hospitals Inquiry relating to how issues regarding the adequacy of ventilation, water contamination and other matters at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Campus Glasgow adversely impacted patient safety and care.
- Representing Cameron House Resort (Loch Lomond) Limited in Fatal Accident Inquiry into the deaths of two guests as a result of the outbreak of a fire at the hotel in 2017.
Re Taqa Bratani Ltd 2022
Representing Taqa Bratani Ltd in Fatal Accident Inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of an employee whilst carrying out lifeboat maintenance in the course of his employment on an offshore installation.
Re Maritime and Coastguard Agency 2022
Representing MCA in Fatal Accident Inquiry into the circumstances of the deaths of three crew in the course of their employment as fishermen on the Louisa fishing vessel.
Re Veolia Water Outsourcing Limited 2021
Representing Veolia Water Outsourcing Limited in Fatal Accident Inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of an employee in the course of employment at a wastewater treatment plant in 2018.
Re Total E & P UK Ltd 2020
Representing Total E & P UK Ltd in Fatal Accident Inquiry into the circumstances surrounding crash of helicopter on approach to Sumburgh Airport in 2013 resulting in four fatalities.
The Clutha Fatal Accident Inquiry 2019
Representing Babcock Mission Control Services Onshore Limited in Fatal Accident Inquiry into the circumstances surrounding crash of helicopter into Clutha Tavern in Glasgow in November 2013 resulting in multiple fatalities.