Sam Jones prosecutes International Logistics Firm for Health & Safety Failings


Sam Jones, instructed by Swindon Borough Council, successfully prosecuted GXO Logistics Services UK for Health and Safety failings at one of its UK depots in Swindon.

The Defendant Company pleaded guilty to an offence contrary to section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, acknowledging it had failed to keep its employees safe at work. Those failings contributed to an accident involving one of its employees when she was trapped between cages and sustained injuries whilst working picking stock at one of the company’s warehouses at their distribution centre in Swindon.

The company was fined £125,000 and order to pay over £80,000 in costs.

More details of the case can be found here:

Sam is an A list member of the Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health and Safety and Environmental Law. He was recently recognised in Chambers and Partners (2023) as a Band 1 Health and Safety lawyer and noted for his proactive and pragmatic approach to his cases. He is available to accept instructions to both prosecute and defend in cases of this sort.


Samuel Jones

Call: 2008

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