Gullands’ Andrew Clarke takes centre stage in mock trial5.05.2017
Gullands’ Associate Andrew Clarke took part in a mock trial at the Kent County Show Ground on 22 March 2017 for members of the Institute Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), Europe’s leading body representing those working in these areas.
The trial centred on the civil claim of an injured worker arising from a previous criminal trial and Andrew spoke on the journey from the business receiving the letter of claim to the civil trial taking place. Delegates were treated to a lively courtroom experience, hearing from both Andrew Clarke and Laura Phillips, Barrister at Six Pump Court. Retired District Judge Edwina Millward presided over the trial.
Andrew Clarke comments: “This was a fantastic opportunity for delegates to hear the details of a real case from all angles and follow it through the various steps through to final conclusion. This was very much a worst-case scenario, which many businesses would be keen to avoid and I hope it has given IOSH members and those with a responsibility for accident investigation, insurance or civil claims management an insight into what can happen and how the matter should be dealt with.”