Training & Knowledge: James Buchanan

5th Oct 2022Newsletters


NS, the sole director of SA Limited, was charged with Gross Negligence Manslaughter. It was the prosecution’s case that SA had failed to take any measures to mitigate the risks associated with work at height, and that NS had failed to act when he had witnessed first-hand work being undertaken in circumstances that posed a […]

9th Feb 2021Newsletters

Regulating the fast fashion industry: what does the future hold?

On 24th  September 2020 the Independent Review into the boohoo Group PLC’s[1] Leicester supply chain (‘the Boohoo Review’) was published. It was conducted by Alison Levitt QC, assisted by a team of barristers at 2 Hare Court, including James Buchanan, Grace Forbes and Hannah Thomas[2], instructed by Jason Cropper of TLT Solicitors. The Boohoo Review […]

7th Dec 2018Newsletters

Case Commentary: R v WINTERTON [2018] EWCA Crim 2435

Andrew Winterton was convicted of the gross negligence manslaughter of Shane Wilkinson. He was also convicted of three counts alleging breaches of ss7 and 37 of the HSWA. He was sentenced to a total of four years’ imprisonment. A co-defendant, Dean Wortley, was acquitted of manslaughter but convicted of health and safety offences. He received […]

8th Nov 2016Newsletters

 Control of Premises, Section 4 HSWA

During the course of 2016 members of chambers have been instructed to represent the freehold owners of commercial properties following accidents at or on those premises. The premises were let to the operators of businesses unconnected to the freeholders and the terms of the leases (or tenancies-at-will) purported to make the tenants solely responsible for […]