Acquittal secured in gross negligence manslaughter trial

Graham Trembath QC and James Marsland instructed by Blackfords LLP secured the acquittal of their client, an electrician, in relation to a charge of gross negligence manslaughter.

The trial lasted for almost 4 weeks, with both Graham and James involved in extensive cross examination of multiple expert witnesses in relation to the electrical installation at a public house.  Electrical defects in the installation had led to the death of a 7 year old boy.  The Defendant was unanimously acquitted by the jury.

The case received widespread national news coverage: