Health and safety investigations
Our regulatory team solicitors act in high profile cases brought by the Health and Safety Executive and Local Authorities in relation to health and safety investigations as well as appeals against fees for intervention and enforcement notices.
Our team can advise you from the outset of the investigation and has experience of advising clients on HSE investigations, interviews under caution and prosecutions that are brought before the courts. We have represented some of the largest businesses in the UK who are leaders in their field. We have particular strength in the construction, retail and manufacturing sectors.
The courts now apply what are know as the health and safety sentencing guidelines for those found guilty of workplace breaches. These guidelines can result in very high fines for even relatively minor incidents. It is vital that a business is advised proactively from the earliest opportunity and we will work with you as soon as we suspect that an investigation may take place and will continue to advise you should a prosecution occur.
As well as advising clients under investigation by the HSE we are able to advise businesses on their critical incident planning measures and how to react should a serious accident take place and the business finds itself subject to a police and HSE visit.
We have also taken great pride in helping our client’s recently in their compliance with covid safety measures. We have steered many local businesses in the West Yorkshire area and beyond to ensure they keep their staff and customers as safe as possible.