News and Briefings

Briefing Note – 03-05-22

Convictions following roofer’s death. Two construction company owners have been convicted of health and safety offences, including one conviction of manslaughter by gross negligence, after a worker fell to his death on a building site in Hove. Steven Wenham, 48, of Brighton, and John Nicholas Spiller, 52, of Portslade, have been found guilty of several charges at Lewes Crown Court following a long and complex investigation led by Sussex Police, with support from the HSE.

Briefing Note – 28-03-22

A Grantham man has received a suspended prison sentence for deceiving the public about his ability to handle asbestos safely. A court heard that between 2017 and 2019, Lee Charles of Caldicot Gardens acted as a de facto director of Lincs Demolition Ltd in securing lucrative jobs. He was able to do so by marketing himself as a registered asbestos-removal specialist.

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