5th October 2015, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service & Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service
Defendants - Aaron Mellor and Tokyo Industries Ltd, owners of multiple nightclubs nationwide
North Yorkshire club and Tokyo Industries Ltd:  Charged with failure to provide a suitable emergency lighting system and failure to provide a suitable fire alarm and detection system.
Fined £30,000, plus £23,448 in costs
Manchester club and Aaron Mellor:  Charged with failure to provide a suitable emergency lighting system, failure to provide suitable fire safety signage, failure to provide suitable access to emergency exits, and failure to obey an enforcement notice.
Fined £76,000, plus £67,450 in costs

7th September 2015, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service
Defendant - Latona Luxury Ltd.
Charged with failure to provide a suitable fire risk assessment, failure to provide a suitable working fire detection and alarm system, failure to provide suitable means of escape, failure to maintain systems and equipment provided for fire safety purposes.
Fined £22,500 plus £6,242 in costs

20th August 2015, South Wales Fire and Rescue Authority
Defendant - Kismet Cardiff Ltd.
Charged with failure to provide a suitable fire risk assessment, failure to provide suitable fire protection to the sole means of escape from the residential accommodation, failure to provide an appropriate fire detection and alarm system, failure to provide sufficient levels of emergency lighting, and failure to provide portable fire-fighting equipment.
Fined £28,400 plus £4,330 in costs

19th August 2015, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service
Defendant - Manjit Chima, landlord of a two storey house in Leamington
Charged with failure to provide suitable means of escape from the property, failure to provide adequate compartmentation, and failure to provide a suitable fire detection and alarm system.
Fined £10,744

17th July 2015, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Defendant - Al Murad DIY Ltd.
Charged with a variety of offences under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 across three seperate premises.
Batley branch:  Failure to provide a suitable fire risk assessment, failure to provide appropriate fire-fighting equipment, failure to provide suitable means of escape in the event of fire, failure to provide employees with sufficient training with regards to fire safety.
Fined £43,000
Leeds branch: Failure to provide a suitable fire risk assessment, failure to provide suitable means of escape in the event of fire, failure to provide suitable fire exit signage, failure to maintain equipment and facilities provided for the safety of relevant persons with regards to fire.
Fined £27,000
Morley branch: Failure to provide a suitable fire risk assessment, failure to provide suitable means of escape in the event of fire, failure to maintain equipment and facilities provided for the safety of relevant persons with regards to fire.
Fined £25,000
Total fine: £95,000 plus £8547.50 in costs and a £120 victim surcharge


23rd June 2015, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
Defendants -  Tajamul Khan, Ishtiaq Ahmed, Salma Jangeer, Adeel Bhatti, Bushra Javed, and Wali Yaqub, managers of Oasis shisha bar  
Charged with obstructing fire exits, failure to provide suitable means of escape from the property, and failure to comply with a prohibition notice.
Sentences - 
Wali Yaqub sentenced to 19 months in prison after failing to appear in court;
Tajamul Khan sentenced to 14 months in prison;
Ishtiaq Ahmed sentenced to 34 weeks in prison;
Salma Jangeer handed a 38 week suspended sentence, 200 hours unpaid work, and ordered to pay £3,500 prosecution costs;
Adeel Bhatti handed a 12 month community order with 80 hours unpaid work and a 2 month curfew;
Bushra Javed given 100 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay £1,500 prosecution costs.

1st May 2015, London Fire Service
Defendant - Surinder Rana, former owner of the Radnor Hotel
Charged with failure to provide a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment, failure to provide suitable escape routes, failure to provide a suitable fire detection system, failure to provide emergency lighting, and failure to provide suitable fire-fighting equipment.
Fined £160,000 plus £40,000 in costs

13th March 2015, London Fire Service
Defendant - Salim Patel, former owner of the Bayswater Hotel
Charged with failure to provide suitable protection to escape routes, failure to provide a suitable fire detection system, failure to provide suitable emergency lighting, and failure to comply with an enforcement notice.
4-month suspended sentence
Fined £200,000 plus £30,000 in costs

22nd September 2014, London Fire Service
Defendant - Anchor Trust, the company in charge of Rose Court Care Home
Charged with failure to provide a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment, and failure to effectively plan, monitor or review the preventive and protective measures at the premises.
Fined £120,000 plus £50,622 in costs

11th July 2014, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service

Defendant - Jason Berrington, Managing Director of Student Housing Northamptonshire
Charged with failure to take general fire precautions at three student properties, and failing to comply with an enforcement notice at one of the properties.
6-month suspended sentence
150 hours of unpaid work
Fined £750 in fire service costs, and ordered to pay a £100 victims surcharge

26th June 2014, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

Defendant - Trainmerit, a firm of estate agents in Bexhill
Charged with failure to review and implement the findings of fire risk assessments, failure to properly manage fire safety fire safety arrangements, failure to provide suitable protection to escape routes, and failure to provide suitable emergency lighting.
Fined £28,000 plus £10,931.98 in costs

13th June 2014, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service
Defendant - Peter Metcalf, Owner of the New Kimberly Hotel, Blackpool
Charged with 15 breaches of the Fire Safety Order, including failure to maintain suitable escape routes, failure to provide an adequate fire alarm and detection system, and failure to provide a suitable emergency lighting system.
18-month jail sentence; Ordered to pay £5,243 in costs.

15th January 2014, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service

Defendant - Hekmat Kaveh, owner of The Abbey College private school
Charged with failure to maintain a working fire alarm and detection system, and failure to provide adequate fire protection to escape routes from the student dormitories.
Fined £24,000 plus £23,450 in costs