Health and Safety cases
2021 HMA v JMS Plant Hire Limited
Representing JMS in a section 2 prosecution where an employee died after a fall from height.
2021 HMA v Johnston
Representing individual prosecuted in terms of section 7 HSWA for death of a road worker. Acquitted after trial
2020/2021. HMA v S Ltd
Representing S in relation to solemn proceedings for contraventions of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995 (ongoing)
2021 HMA v Young
Representing a company director in relation to his role the death of an employee during a demolition when a wall fell on him. Prosecution in terms of section 2 and 37 of HSWA
2020/2021 H Limited v Dunford
Representing H in an appeal against an improvement notice.
2020/2021 L Group
Representing L in relation to a health and safety enforcment action and Fee for Intervention
2020/2021 Stevenson Brothers (Avonbridge) Limited v Munro
Representing SB in a successful appeal against the service of an Improvement Notice
2020 HMA v The LS Starrett Company Ltd
Representing LS Starrett in a health and safety prosecution in terms of section 2 of the HSWA in relation to an employee suffering an amputation
2020 PF v SCB Vehicle Dismantlers
Representing SCB in a health and safety prosecution in terms of section 3 of the HSWA in relation to a fall from height during a construction project.
2020 PF v W & A Strachan
Representing W & A Strachan in a health and safety prosecution in terms of section 2 of the HSWA in relation to the collapse of a trench during an excavation
2020 HMA v JR Scaffold Services Limited
Representing JR in a health and safety prosecution in terms of section 2 of the HSWA in relation to the collapse of a scaffold.
2020 PF v Brebner and Williamson Limited
Representing B & W in a health and safety prosecution in terms of section 3 of the HSWA in relation to a fall from height during a construction.
2019 PF v Timber Solutions Limited
Representing TSL in a health and safety prosecution in terms of section 2 of the HSWA in relation to an employee suffering an amputation
2019: HMA v Nazareth Care Charitable Trust
Representing Nazareth in health and safety prosecution in terms of section 3 of the HSWA 1974 in relation to the death of a resident in one of its care homes. The court was persuaded to treat Nazareth leniently because of its charitable status.
2018: HMA v Robert Purvis Plant Hire Limited
Representing RPPH in a health and safety prosecution in terms of section 2 of the HSWA in relation to the death of an employee. RPPH was acquitted after trial of causing the employee’s death.
2018: PF v Clackmannanshire Council
Representing the council in a health and safety prosecution in terms of section 2 of the HSWA where an employee was injured and suffered amputation. The court was persuaded to treat the council leniently because it was a public body.
2018: P Limited v Helen Diamond, HSE Inspector
Representing P in an appeal against an improvement notice served in relation to work on a construction site. The notice was withdrawn without the need for an appeal hearing.
2018: B Limited v HSE
Representing B in relation to its dispute of a fee for intervention arising out of an explosion where 2 employees were injured.
Fatal Accident Inquiries
2021 FAI re the death of James Darren Kerr
Representing an individual and company in a maritime crane collapse on the vessel Carol Anne investigated by the Maritime Coastguard Agency and MAIB
2021 FAI re the death of Xi Biao Huang
Representing Geo Group (ongoing)
2020/2021 FAI re the death of Christopher Black
Representing his employer. Unexplained fall resulting in death
2020 The Sumburgh Fatal Accident Inquiry
Multiple fatalities following a helicopter crash into the North Sea near Shetland
2018: FAI Death of Kenneth Monk
Representing Serco Ltd in the inquiry into the death of a prisoner in Kilmarnock prison run by Serco.
2017: Snowman Rally and Jim Clark Rally Fatal Accident Inquiry
Representation of the stage commander of the stage of the JCR where the accident giving rise to the deaths of a number of spectators occurred.
2017: FAI Death of Rachel Cassels
Representing the Edinburgh Woollen Mill Limited, the employer.
Road traffic cases
2021 HMA v Blaire
Representing B in a prosecution for a contravention of section 2B of the Road Traffic Act 1988
2020 HMA v Turner
Representing T in prosecution for a contravention of section 1 of the Road Traffic Act 1988
2020 HMA v Verdigi
Representing V in a prosecution for an alleged contravention of section 1A of the Road Traffic Act 1988
2019: HMA v A Zanre
Representing AZ in a prosecution in the High Court for a contravention of section 1 of the Road Traffic Act 1998
2019: HMA v C McCole
Representation of CM in a prosecution for a contravention of section 2B of the Road Traffic Act 1998
2019: HMA v Ronald Bridges
Representation of RB in a prosecution for a contravention of section 1 of the Road Traffic Act 1998
2016: K Burke v Procurator Fiscal
Representing KB in an appeal against sentence when he received a custodial sentence for causing serious injury by dangerous driving. Persuading the Sheriff Appeal Court to apply the Definitive Guidelines on Death by Driving to a case involving serious injury.
2021 HMA v Brownlie
Representing B in prosecution for embezzlement and forming a fraudulent scheme
2020: HMA v D
Representing D in relation to allegations of money laundering.
2019: HMA V JP Currid
Representing JPC for his part in a banking fraudulent scheme.
2019: KK V Scottish Ministers
Representing KK in proceedings for civil recovery in terms of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
2018: HMA v Muirhouse Landfill Limited
Representing Muirhouse in a prosecution in respect of the Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations and the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999 regarding a landfill site and its control of leachate levels
2017 PF v G
Representing G in relation to a prosecution for an alleged contravention of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 in relation to the death of a hen harrier
2016 PF v M
Representing a company director in a prosecution brought in terms of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for contamination in a quarry.