In 2015 Ashraf walked into the Al-Halal supermarket in Bradford with two accomplices who surreptitiously moved a large pallet of orange juice cartons into the aisle. Ashraf then delayed sending a letter of claim to the supermarket for 8 months and then claimed for injuries and consequential losses. Luckily an eagle-eyed employee had not only spotted the incident on CCTV but had carefully retained the footage “just in case”. She brought a civil claim (and persisted with it even in the face of the CCTV evidence) which was successfully defended in 2017.
The Defendant's insurers then brought a private prosecution in the criminal courts. The sentencing Judge, HHJ David Hatton QC, gave Ashraf, a suspended sentence of 21 months.
DWF Law LLP is an international legal business with specialism in defending personal injury claims and, in partnership with DWF Advocacy, our in-house Advocacy provider will present a mock trial considering the evidence required for a positive defence. Providing an insight into trial preparation, conduct of a case at trial and the evidence an Occupier should adduce in order to defeat a PL claim. We will also consider the process and procedure of contempt proceedings, the event promises to be both informative and engaging.