3PB barrister Tom Horder in Centre Parcs prosecution resulting in £250,000 fine after girl falls from tree

Tom Horder, instructed by Central Bedfordshire Council, successfully prosecuted CP Woburn (Operating Company) Ltd in respect of a fall from height.

An 8 year old girl fell from a tree during a tree climbing activity at Center Parcs, Woburn. Luton Crown Court heard that whilst the Defendant Company clearly had systems in place to ensure the safety of guests these were not sufficiently adhered to or implemented in respect of this incident. Agreeing with Mr Horder’s submissions as to the assessment of both culpability and harm under the Health and Safety Sentencing Guidelines the Defendant was fined £250,000.

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