Quentin appeared on behalf of FA who had been the Principal Contractor on a large scale commercial building project in South East London. Following the collapse of a structure at the site a 92 year old woman suffered near fatal injuries. The defendant pleaded guilty to an offence under regulation 28(2) of the Construction (Design and Management ) Regulations 200.
Quentin persuaded the Magistrates Court to accept jurisdiction and the defendant was sentenced to a financial penalty of only £15,000 with compensation to the victim. Quentin also succeeded in arguing that the defendant should pay less than half the significant costs applied for by the Health and Safety Executive.
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