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Ben Compton QC has been acting for Beko PLC in relation to the fridge freezer fires


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Ben Compton QC has been acting for Beko PLC in relation to the fridge freezer fires, that led to the Santosh Muthiah inquest that was recently concluded before HM Coroner for North London.

Beko PLC had been investigated both by the police for corporate manslaughter and then by Hertfordshire Trading Standards in respect of potential charges under the General Product Safety Regs of 2005 but without any charges being preferred. At the subsequent Inquest, following full legal argument, the Coroner ruled that there was insufficient evidence for a conclusion of “unlawful killing” and returned a conclusion of accidental death together with a short narrative.

Further details can be found here.


Barristers: Ben Compton QC
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