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Alexander dos Santos successfully prosecutes Health and Safety fatal injury case

9th July 2021

On 7 July 2021, a jury at Northampton Crown Court convicted WH Malcom Limited, which runs one of the biggest rail freight depots in Britain, of failing to prevent unauthorised access to railway infrastructure under its control and failing to carry out a suitable and sufficient risk assessment of unauthorised access.

The case resulted from the tragic death of an 11-year-old boy, and was prosecuted by Alexander dos Santos of Serjeants’ Inn Chambers, led by David Travers QC of 6 Pump Court Chambers instructed by the Office for Rail and Road. Sentence has been adjourned to 30 July 2021.

Read more about the case here.

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