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Legionella threatens legal London’s return to work
  • Jun 15, 2020
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Lawyers and staff working at Lincoln’s Inn have been warned not to return to work following the discovery of the legionella bacterium.

Traces of the bacteria, which can cause deadly legionnaire’s disease, were discovered on the estate, which houses firms such as Payne Hicks Beach, Wilsons, and Edwin Coe, as well as leading Chancery sets.

Tenants were informed of the discovery last week, with the inn setting out a programme of remedial works. No cases of the disease have been reported so far. Although the estate has been closed since the Covid-19 lockdown began, offices were expected to re-open from 15 June. The inn was undergoing routine maintenance by contractors Ingleton Wood as part of planned refurbishment.

The Law society Gazette has the full story here.

Expert Witness have experts in Legionella and related areas, including”
Mr. Nigel Richardson, Legionella and Pseudomonas prevention, management and causation and Industrial water treatment expert. 

Dr Rajesh Rajendran, Consultant Microbiologist, Infection Control Doctor and Associate Medical Director

Leegionella Ltd, Public Health Microbiologists.

Mr Tim White, Chartered Chemist and expert witness.

Dr Ashley M. Croft, Consultant Public Health Physician – Medical Epidemiologist expert.

Dr Louise Teare, Consultant Medical Microbiologist and Infection Prevention & Control Doctor.

Mr Michael Casey, Water Treatment Consultant.