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I've been a Solicitor at PSR Solicitors since March 2013 and am head of Personal Injury throughout the firm as well as having full responsibility for managing the Rhyl office.
I completed both my Law LLB and LPC degrees at Cardiff University, graduating in 2008 and 2009 respectively. Thereafter, I completed my 2-year training contract at a firm based in Cardiff, then I was retained by this firm as a Criminal Defence Solicitor until I decided to relocate up to North Wales.
As an experienced personal injury and civil litigation Solicitor, I represent Claimants in all manner of personal injury case work including injuries as a result of Road Traffic Accidents, Accidents at Work, and Occupiers Liability Accidents. I handle all types off personal injury claims from the minor right through to complex, serious injury claims.
Outside of work I'm a keen rugby fan, who enjoys running and travel.
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On 20 March 2017, a member of the public was walking along Upper Street in Islington, London when he was struck by a clip that fell approximately 20m from the scaffolding above. The gentleman sustained cuts to his head and face as well as a broken nose and bruised skull in this scaffolding accident in London.
Alandale Plant and Scaffolding Ltd of Beckenham, Kent was sentenced at Westminster Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to one charge contrary to Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. The company was fined £160,000 and ordered to pay costs of £7,059.08 plus the victim surcharge of £170.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found that the company had risk assessments and method statements in place however they were not followed.
This case is an example of the importance of communicating safe working practices to employees and how a seemingly minor error can have significant consequences.
A scaffolding company was sentenced today for safety breaches after a scaffold clip fell approximately 20m (60 ft.) and hit a member of the public walking below.
Westminster Magistrates Court heard that, on 20 March 2017, the injured person was walking along Upper Street in Islington, London when he was hit on the head by the clip. He sustained numerous cuts to his head and face, a broken nose and a severely bruised skull. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted the firm over the incident.
Alandale Plant & Scaffolding Ltd of Beckenham, Kent pleaded guilty to breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. The company was fined £160,000 and ordered to pay costs of £7,059.08 and a victim surcharge of £170.
Speaking after the hearing, HSE inspector Sarah Robinson commented: “This incident could so easily have been avoided by simply carrying out correct control measures and safe working practices.
“On this occasion the company did not follow their own risk assessments or method statements.”
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