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Hanover Square fatal accident – acquittals


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Ben Compton QC and Paul Rogers represented Claire Gordon, a project manager for window manufacturing company Drawn Metal Ltd, in her recent eight week trial for manslaughter by gross negligence and for breaches of section 7 HSWA 1974. She was acquitted of both charges.

A set of window frames weighing in excess of 600kg had been delivered and left on the pavement on Hanover Street, by Hanover Square in central London, when they fell and tragically killed a pedestrian Amanda Telfer.

The prosecution had alleged Claire Gordon had failed to take steps to ensure the frames were transported, secured and stored safely. The jury rejected the prosecution assertions against her in unanimous not guilty verdicts after three and a half days of deliberations.

Click here to view the press release.


Barristers: Ben Compton QC | Paul Rogers
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