Regina v Chargot and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted December 16th, 2008 in burden of proof, health & safety, law reports by sally

Regina v Chargot and Others

House of Lords

“In criminal proceedings against an employer after an accident ot work, it was sufficient for the prosecution to prove merely a risk of injury arising from a state of affairs at work, without identifying and proving specific breaches of duty by the employer. Once that was done, a prima facie case of breach was established. The onus then passed to the employer to make good the defence of reasonable practicability.”

The Times, 16th December 2008


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