||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 223 (May)
|| EWHC 849 (QB)
||Queen's Bench Division
Judge Marr-Johnson sitting as a deputy High Court judge
||3 March 2006
Fatal accident - Action - Relevance of convictions for health and safety offences - Contribution - Whether convictions relevant to civil proceedings.
Where defendants had been convicted of health and safety offences, it was not permissible to place reliance on those convictions for any purpose in civil proceedings. In all the circumstances, the second and third defendants were liable to contribute to the settlement agreement reached by the claimant and the first defendant in respect of a fatal accident claim.
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