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Michael Hayton QC and Peter Smith appear in National Grid Gas case

Michael Hayton QC led Peter Smith in R (HSE) v. National Grid Gas Plc (Dugdale Bridge). Tragic accident involving an 11 year old school boy who climbed onto a ledge on Dugdale Bridge, Burnley, and onto a pipe belonging to NGG running beside and next to the bridge (canal side) and falling onto the canal path then into the water losing his life.

NGG was prosecuted for not having a deterrent guard in place as it had on other pipelines. The case attracted media attention.

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