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News & Events: Richard Tutt

News 25th September 2020

Suspended sentence for man who tried to smuggle Class A drugs into prison

Richard Tutt represented Darren Lane, a heavily convicted serving prisoner from Bournemouth with 49 convictions for 161 offences on his record.  Mr Lane was charged with conveying a List A article, 13.8g MDMA, into prison with an estimated value of  £2,010. It was concealed in a hi-fi system when Mr Lane handed himself into a […]

News 22nd September 2020
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Sarah Jones QC & Richard Tutt secure murder conviction

Sarah Jones QC, leading Richard Tutt, secured the conviction of Trent Hutchinson for murder at the Crown Court at Hove before HHJ Gold QC.  Hutchinson (aged 16), stabbed his friend, Ollie Wells (aged 18), who had been staying with him.  He stabbed him twice, once to the back and once to the head.  Hutchinson claimed […]

News 6th March 2020

Does life on Circuit, within easy reach of London, appeal to you?

Join us We are a busy, successful Criminal and Disciplinary & Regulatory Team in a large common law set of chambers. We have a clear surplus of good work. We need committed and enthusiastic practitioners across the board to take it up. Based in the beautiful Cathedral City of Winchester we practise predominantly in Southampton, […]

News 9th October 2019

Counsel representing Rifles Regiment at Inquest following fatal march

Four barristers from Pump Court Chambers (Tim Akers, Lucy Morell, Richard Tutt and Tom Wilkins) are currently appearing in an Article 2 inquest before Birmingham’s Senior Coroner, representing members of The Rifles Regiment. The inquest concerns the death of Cpl Joshua Hoole, who died on the hottest day of the year in 2016 on an […]

News 19th June 2019

Five members appointed to list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health & Safety and Environmental Law

Pump Court are delighted to announce that five members of chambers have been appointed to the list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health & Safety and Environmental Law. Richard Tutt has been promoted to the A list; Mark Ruffell, Tim Akers and Ellie Fargin have been appointed to the B list and Andrew Stone has […]

News 6th April 2019

Latest appointments to the HSE Panel

Pump Court Chambers is delighted to announce that five members have been approved to the list of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health & Safety and Environmental Law in this latest round of appointments. Richard Tutt has been promoted to the A List; Mark Ruffell, Tim Akers and Eleanor Fargin have been appointed to the B […]

News 30th November 2018

Mother and former partner found guilty over death of baby

James Newton-Price QC and Richard Tutt have successfully prosecuted a mother and her male partner for causing or allowing the death of a 24 day old baby in a case which attracted national media coverage. The child died from a skull fracture and associated brain haemorrhage and was found to have sustained 32 rib fractures […]

News 29th September 2016

Richard Tutt represented the Health & Safety Executive

Richard Tutt represented the Health and Safety Executive at a Newton hearing and then sentence before HHJ Taylor at the Crown Court at Southwark. Montway Ltd had pleaded guilty to s.2 HSWA 1974 (failing to conduct its undertaking in such a way as to ensure the health, safety and welfare of its employees) but amongst […]

News 23rd June 2016

Worker loses fingers in log splitter

Richard Tutt recently appeared at the Norwich Magistrates’ Court representing an Italian company in relation to a breach of one of the general duties of the Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974. Metal Agricola SRL made and supplied a log processor comprising a large circular saw, a log splitter and an outfeed conveyor. […]

News 16th February 2016

Father jailed for abandoning 2 year old child

A drunk father who abandoned his two-year old child in a car park at night has been sentenced to six months’ imprisonment for Child Cruelty. Neil Schofield, 35, from Weymouth was sentenced at the Crown Court at Dorchester, Richard Tutt, was instructed on behalf of the prosecution. For further details on this story as reported […]

News 19th January 2016

NHS prosecuted following death of 82 year old man on a mobility scooter

The NHS has been fined £40,000 after an 82-year-old man riding a mobility scooter fell 12ft to his death when a barrier on an elevated walkway collapsed. Benjamin Withers was visiting Fareham Health Centre, Hampshire, when his scooter collided with a wooden weather screen placed around the main entrance. The crash caused a section to […]

Blog 12th October 2015

Driving at work – does Health & Safety law apply?

More than a quarter of all road traffic incidents may involve somebody who is driving as part of their work at the time according to Department for Transport figures. Health and safety law applies to work activities on the road in the same way as it does to all work activities and employers need to […]

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