Training & Knowledge: David Whittaker KC

5th Oct 2022Newsletters

Particularising the indictment in a criminal regulatory prosecution: the law and consequences

Introduction When faced with a criminal regulatory prosecution, as with any criminal prosecution, the indictment is the most important document in the case; but what should be contained within it and what are the possible ramifications of the introduction of particulars of the offence? This topic deserves further exploration but what follows is an introduction […]

8th Oct 2021Newsletters

The Health and Safety Executive, Workplace Safety and our Return to the “Old” Normal

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of our daily lives. We have all become accustomed to the “new normal”, including the use of face-masks, practicing social distancing and endless flows of hand-sanitiser. The workplace, and how we operate within it, has had to adapt quickly to ensure that sufficient measures are in place […]

22nd Mar 2021Blog

Cycling in turmoil?

On 19 March 2021, Dr Richard Freeman, the former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor, was permanently struck off the medical register after the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) ruled that his fitness to practise was “impaired by reason of his misconduct”. The striking-off decision follows the Tribunal’s finding on 12 March 2021 that Dr […]

9th Feb 2021Newsletters

The Fatal Incident

On the morning of 3 July 2019, railway track workers Gareth Delbridge and Michael Lewis were struck and fatally injured by a passenger train at Margam East Junction on the South Wales main line. A third track worker came very close to being struck. The workers were part of a group of six staff undertaking […]

6th Apr 2020Newsletters

“New balls please”: Joe Marler takes the dark arts of rugby a step too far

The Incident On 7 March 2020, England played Wales at Twickenham Stadium in the Six Nations Rugby Championship, winning 33 points to 30.  During the first half of the match, England’s prop forward Joe Marler was seen to grab the genitals of Wales’ captain, Alun Wyn Jones. Although this incident went unnoticed by officials during […]