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8848 secure ‘lawyer of the week’ in The Times

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We love getting our clients into the national papers, it’s what we do best.

We were delighted to secure a spot in The Times this week for leading law firm No5 Barrister’s Chambers.

Bearnard Thorogood at No5 Chambers is the ‘lawyer of the week’ after being involved in a case which saw the prosecution of Martin-Baker Aircraft Ltd, an ejection seat manufacturer, in connection with the death of a Red Arrows pilot.

Flt Lt Sean Cunningham was ejected while conducting pre-flight safety checks at RAF Scampton in 2011 as he prepared for take-off. He was thrown 200 feet into the air but the parachute on the seat did not deploy and he fell to the ground still strapped into his seat and was fatally injured.

The prosecutor told the court that in admitting a breach of health and safety regulations the ejection seat manufacturer Martin-Baker Aircraft Company Ltd accepted that its breach was a substantial or significant cause of the death of Flt Lt Cunningham.

The company has now been fined £1.1 million and paid costs of £550,000 as result of the efforts from the No5 Chambers team.

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