5 years on from Grenfell- Sailesh Mehta writes for The Independent

14. Jun 2022

On the fifth anniversary of the worst residential fire in Britain since the Second World War, Sailesh Mehta writes an Opinion piece for The Independent. He comments: “The Grenfell tragedy should be a warning to us all. The most important lesson from this disaster: Corporations …

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Michael Goodwin QC and Sailesh Mehta presented Panel Discussion on ‘Fire Law and Building Safety’ at FIREX International Conference

23. May 2022

Michael Goodwin QC and Sailesh Mehta took part in a panel discussion at the FIREX International Conference at the Excel Centre in London on 17 May, 2022. Joined by Fire Specialist Colin Todd (CS Todd and Associates) and Nick Gianferrari (BLM Solicitors) the group discussed …

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RLC’s Fire Team speak on ‘Building Safety’ at FIREX International, 17 May

13. May 2022

RLC’s Fire Law Team speak on ‘Building Safety’ at FIREX International, 17 May. RLC’s Fire Law Team have been invited to speak on ‘Building Safety’ as part of the FIREX International Conference on 17 May at the Excel Centre in London. The annual conference is …

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Sailesh Mehta writes for Fire Protection Association Magazine

15. Feb 2022

Sailesh Mehta has written about the cladding scandal for high rise buildings. In the piece he comments: “Michael Gove is now the fourth Housing Minister charged with fixing the building safety scandal in as many years. If ever an industry needed ‘levelling up’, this is …

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Defending a Prosecution of a Fire Brigade

1. Dec 2021

As the Grenfell Inquiry slowly comes to an end, Government will soon begin the task of assessing the recommendations in the Inquiry reports. Fire and Rescue Services will be under pressure to carry out more inspections. Inevitably prosecution cases will rise in the Magistrates’ and …

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Fire 2021 Conference

11. Nov 2021

Michael Goodwin QC, Sailesh Mehta, Valerie Charbit and David Claxton attend FIRE 2021 at the QEII Conference Centre, London. On 9 November 2021 members of Red Lion Chambers’ Fire Law Team attended the Fire 2021 Conference organised in association with the National Fire Chiefs Council, …

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Grenfell: lessons learnt

14. Jun 2021

On the fourth anniversary of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire that claimed 72 lives, Sailesh Mehta outlines four key lessons learnt. Writing for Counsel Magazine he says: “The Grenfell Tower Inquiry has already unearthed important facts about how the tragedy unfolded and is now engaged …

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Sailesh Mehta interviewed by Sky News

14. Jun 2021

Sailesh Mehta appeared on Sky News on the 4th anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire. Sailesh spoke to Nick Quraishi on the Early Rundown show about the cladding crisis facing local authorities, the safety issues surrounding high rise buildings, fire safety defects and the families …

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Red Lion Chambers introduces specialist Fire Law Team

26. Apr 2021

Red Lion Chambers introduces its new Fire Law Team with specialists offering expert, business focussed, robust advice and advocacy. The Team represents corporations, company directors, UK fire and rescue authorities, as well as public and investigatory bodies. The team which was originally set up in …

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Legal Lessons: Sailesh Mehta writes for the Fire & Risk Mangement Journal

14. Apr 2021

Witnesses giving evidence can sometimes get things wrong. Expert witnesses occasionally make mistakes. Because judges and juries often put great weight on the evidence of an expert, every error could lead to a miscarriage of justice. The Court of Appeal has had to deal with …

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