2022: HMA v Bright Horizons Family Solutions Ltd:
Represented Bright Horizons FS Ltd in health and safety prosecution brought under Section 3 of the HSWA 1974 arising from the death by choking of an 11 month old baby whilst at Bright Horizons Nursery at Corstorphine, Edinburgh as a result of inadequate supervision whilst eating.
2022: HMA v HC-One Ltd:
Represented HC-One Ltd in health and safety prosecution brought under Section 3 of the HSWA 1974 arising from the death of a vulnerable resident (as a result of choking) at HC-One Care Home in Tullibody. Fatal incident arose as a result of failure to provide adequate instruction to staff responsible for providing snacks to residents which met their dietary and medical needs.
2021: HMA v Cameron House Resort (Loch Lomond) Ltd:
Represented CHRLL Ltd in health and safety prosecution brought under Section 3 of the HSWA 1974 arising from the death of two guests following the outbreak of a fire at the Cameron House Hotel.
2020: The Sumburgh Fatal Accident Inquiry:
Representing Total E & P UK Ltd in Fatal Accident Inquiry into the circumstances surrounding crash of helicopter on approach to Sumburgh Airport in 2013 resulting in four fatalities.
2019: HMA v BP Exploration Operating Company Limited
Representing BP in health and safety prosecution brought under Section 3 of the HSWA 1974 arising from an uncontrolled hydrocarbon release at the Sullom Voe Terminal.
2018: HMA v Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd
Representing SRM Ltd in prosecution brought under Section 2 of the HSWA 1974, Regulation 3 of the MHSW Regulations 1999 and Regulation 22 of the CDM Regulations 2007, arising from an incident In October 2013 when an employee of SRM Ltd lost his life in the course of his employment as a result of a fall from height which occurred during the course of the construction of the Glasgow School of Art.
2017: HSE v Chevron North Sea Limited
Representing Chevron in appeal to the Supreme Court brought by HSE against decision of Inner House refusing appeal brought by HSE against decision of Employment Tribunal in appeal against Prohibition Notice brought under Section 24 HSWA 1974.
2016: Scottish Power Generation Ltd v HMA
Representing SPG in appeal against sentence imposed in relation to a breach of section 2 of HSWA 1974 relating to serious injuries sustained by employee as a result of a failure by SPG to keep in good repair an industrial valve. Appeal was first in which the Appeal Court in Scotland has had opportunity to consider whether 2016 Sentencing Guidelines Council of England Guidelines should be adopted in Scotland.
Re Braid Group
Representing Braid in relation to civil settlement achieved pursuant to the Crown Office's self-reporting initiative following the introduction of the Bribery Act 2010.
PF v Taqa Bratani Limited
Representing Taqa in environmental prosecution brought under Offshore Petroleum Activities (Oil Pollution Prevention and Control) Regulations 2005.
PF v Sita UK Ltd
Represented Sita UK in relation to environmental prosecution brought under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999,and Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2000 regarding a landfill site and its control of leachate levels.