was instructed by the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service in one of their most complex and difficult cases in recent times. A serious fire in a hospice resulted in the death of three residents. The Crown Court Judge remarked that but for the fire services, the death toll would have been much greater. After a successful two-day dismissal hearing, Sailesh achieved a guilty plea from the defendant hospice, resulting in a significant fine and costs order: £250,000 fine and £165,000 costs order.
Sailesh Mehta, who has expertise in high profile fire cases, was sought out by the fire brigade at an early stage. He guided the case from its investigative stages, through the Magistrates Court and to the Crown Court where it was successfully concluded.
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