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Oliver Powell appears in the Croydon Tram Inquests


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The inquests into the Croydon tram crash have now concluded, in which Oliver Powell appeared on behalf of Bombardier Transportation UK Limited.

The inquests into the deaths of seven people killed in the Croydon Tram crash at Sandilands on 9 November 2016 have now concluded. Following a 10 week inquest, the jury returned a unanimous conclusion of accidental death, together with a narrative.

Oliver Powell, instructed by Philip Tansley of Shoosmiths LLP, appeared on behalf of Bombardier Transportation UK Limited, the designer and manufacturer of the CR4000 trams.

About Oliver

Oliver is ranked in Legal 500 UK for Health & Safety (Tier 1). He is frequently instructed in inquests and inquiries, appearing on behalf of companies and company officers. Clients include Beko, Bombardier, Clipper Ventures Plc, Croydon Coaches (UK) Ltd, Hallmark Care Homes, Fresenius Healthcare Group, IKO-Design Ltd, and Waterland Gear Limited.

In addition to coronial proceedings, Oliver acts for companies and company officers in prosecutions brought by the CPS, HSE and local authorities. He is routinely involved in matters where there have been fatalities or serious injuries. He is currently retained in respect of a number of matters which are being investigated for gross negligence or corporate manslaughter and associated offences under the HSWA 1974.

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Should you require further information about Oliver, or if you would like to instruct him, please contact Practice Director Nicholas Levett, on +44 (0)20 7427 4908 for a confidential discussion.


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