Wirral Council paid Nigel Lawrence QC £27,185.90 to prosecute Meyer Group Limited for X-raying its employees
This invoice is for a successful criminal prosecution by Wirral Council of Meyer Group Limited in the Liverpool Crown Court. Meyer Group Limited pled guilty.
This case started in 2012 and ended in 2013. Known court dates at Liverpool Crown Court for this case are below:
30th October 2012 (preliminary hearing)
24th January 2013 (plea and case management)
26th April 2013 (for sentence)
4th July 2013 (for sentence) before His Honour Judge Morrow QC
Representing Wirral Council was a barrister called Nigel Lawrence QC of 7 Harrington Street Chambers, Liverpool.
This invoice is for the small sum of £27,185.90. The breakdown is:
A: Travelling expenses
Car parking (on the 24th January 2013) *note this was for the plea and case management hearing at Liverpool Crown Court* £7.00
VAT on car parking (£7 * 20%) £1.40
B: Legal work
Work from 24th June 2012 to 10th July 2013 (129 hours 25 minutes @ £175/hour = £22,647.916 rounded up to £22,647.92)
VAT on work done: (£22,647.92 * 20% = £4,529.584 rounded down to £4,529.58)
Grand Total: A (£8.40) + B (£27,177.50) = £27,185.90
There’s a court report in the Liverpool Echo about this case with the headline Workers at Mersey firm exposed to potentially unsafe levels of radiation.
When Wirral Council supplied me with the invoice for £27,185.90 as part of the 2013/14 audit, they deliberately blacked out the name of the defendant Meyer Group Limited. I supply the original invoice and partially unredacted one below.
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