London Borough of Southwark, Regina (on The Application of) v London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority and Another: Admn 15 Jul 2016

There had been a substantial and lethal fire. The Borough challenged a decision by the defedant to retain to itself the prosecution of possible offenders, saying that the defendant might possibly be itself subject to criticism.
Held: The objection failed. ‘Any prosecution would be grounded firmly in the state of affairs that Southwark had permitted to develop at Lakanal House prior to the fire. Thus, if an allegation of breach of the RRO is to be established, it will have to be based on the extent (if at all) to which Southwark failed to comply with its statutory duty which is free standing of any failures during the fire itself.’ The provision of a course at an earlier date was no promise which could afect this matter.

Sir Brian leveson P QBD, McGowan DBE J
[2016] EWHC 1701 (Admin)
Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Fire Rescue and Services Act 2004
England and Wales
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Updated: 01 November 2021; Ref: scu.567206