The Shoreham air disaster prosecution & its aftermath

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Date(s) - 04/07/2019
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Eversheds Sutherland


This event is in both Manchester and Bristol. The speakers will be in person in Manchester at Eversheds Sutherland office at 70 Great Bridgewater Street, M1 5ES.  AND the event will be distributed simultaneously by video to Bristol at Osborne Clarke, 2 Temple Back East, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6EG. When you register please put in the comments sections on the booking form where you will attend.

This presentation is given by Tom Kark QC who was instructed by the CPS in the prosecution of Andrew Hill, the pilot involved in the Shoreham air show disaster. Tom originally gave this lecture in London in April and it was highly successful. The lecture will include the following:

  • The charging and the legal issues pre indictment
  • Counsels’ dealings with the bereaved
  • The way the prosecution put the case
  • The ‘bad character’ evidence
  • The defence case
  • The legal challenges on securing the evidence
  • The expert evidence on each side
  • The wider effect of the verdicts

Tom Kark QC. Tom’s work originated in criminal law and he developed a practice prosecuting and defending white collar criminal cases and serious crime. In 2002 Tom was appointed Standing Counsel to HM Revenue and Customs and undertook their most serious and complex prosecutions and for the Serious and Organised Crime Agency. In the early 2000s he began acting for a number of regulatory bodies and their registrants. In 2010 he was appointed counsel to the Public Inquiry into Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Chaired by Robert Francis QC. Tom continues to practise criminal law and has undertaken a number of health and safety prosecutions including offences involving allegations of gross negligence manslaughter. In 2018-2019 Tom was appointed by the Health Secretary to undertake a review of the Fit and Proper person test under regulation 5 of the Health and Social Care Regulations. In 2018 he was instructed to prosecute Mr Andrew Hill, the pilot of the Hawker Hunter jet involved in the Shoreham air show disaster.

This event is free to HSLA members. Non members can join HSLA and attend the event free



Bookings are closed for this event.

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