Ekwall was called in 1988 and has significant and substantial experience in health and safety and regulatory work. He has represented companies in trading standards, fire regulation and various breaches of criminal regulations. Ekwall has represented several letting agents when charged with various breaches of housing regulation law. He has also appeared for various interested parties in coroners’ inquests (in the Uk and Australia when he practised in that jurisdiction). He is regularly instructed by insurers regarding driving matters.
Ekwall can take instructions on a direct access basis.
Worked for a major Brisbane firm representing interested parties at inquests.
2019 - R v NS and M Estates
Currently acting for large lettings agent being prosecuted by the trading standards.
2019 - R v W supermarkets
Currently acting for leading supermarket chain charged with various food hygiene offences.
2019 - R v V
Acted for a cash and carry business who had breached significant fire regulations. The director avoided prison.
2018 - R v I supermarkets
Minimal fines for supermarkets selling faulty goods
2017- R v P hotels
Fines significantly reduced on appeal re hotels breaches of fire regulations
2016 - R v TP company
the trading standards were deemed out of time in relation to the issue of proceedings in a food hygiene prosecution.
2015 - R v SC
The fines were substantially reduced against a company who ran sheltered housing accommodation and breached fire regulations.
2014 - R v FF (food outlets)
The company was acquitted in the crown court after a trial in relation to food and hygiene offences.
2013 - R v ZH lettings
The company owned hotels and Ekwall managed to significantly reduce the fines the company was facing for various breaches of fire regulations
2012 - R v VC
The company was acquitted on the basis that the proceedings were old, the court agreed a stay of proceedings