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Tom Stevenson

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) failure to recall faulty cars condemned.

News And Events20/06/2018

The widely reported inquest into the road death of Narayan Gurung, a Gurkha veteran, took place at Woking Coroner’s Court.  

The coronial investigation and Coroner’s conclusions led to BMW (UK) Limited recalling 370,000 potentially dangerous vehicles. In addition, a wide ranging Regulation 28 Prevention of Future Death Report heavily criticised the DVSA and recommended root and branch reform of how vehicle safety defects are investigated.

Chris Newton and Tom Stevenson of Keoghs’ Crime and Regulatory Team were instructed to represent the insurers of Mr Gurung's vehicle. John Williams of Crown Office Chambers was also instructed and an interesting summary of the case and the issues that were uncovered can be found here:

https://www.crownofficechambers.com/2018/06/11/coroner-criticises-bmw-and-dvsa/