Health and Safety

Health and Safety Prosecutions / Corporate Manslaughter

As the cost of compliance with health & safety regulation increases, sadly so does the risk of prosecution for breaches of Health & Safety regulations and/or enforcement measures. The burden on businesses is enormous, impacting a lasting result on turnover and reputation that can follow a prosecution by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), whether successful or otherwise.

From experience in this type of work, Richard Wood of Criminal Matters has learnt how you can best cope with the burden of a prosecution for a Health and Safety offence, as well as how to avoid these damaging situations in the first place. He can provide you or your business with the specialist support and guidance you need.

 

PLEASE CALL ON 0800 4334 613 FOR A FREE AND WITHOUT OBLIGATION DISCUSSION ABOUT YOUR CASE, OR SEND AN ENQUIRY FOR QUICK ADVICE. 

 

Potential scenarios range from constructions site accidents to noise pollution issues. Richard is in court most days, and is therefore at the ‘coal face’. His experience is practical. We know how the courts actually work in these types of case. He will apply his extensive experience in criminal litigation to achieve significant results for clients be they companies or individuals, as well as acting in major investigations for individual witnesses.

The range of enforcement actions open to the HSE includes:

  • Serving prohibition / enforcement notices on duty holders
  • Withdrawing approvals
  • Varying licences, conditions or exemptions
  • Issuing cautions
  • Prosecution

 

What a client said about Richard Wood:

“To be able to walk away from this whole affair intact is completely down to you, and I will be forever grateful. If ever I or any of my friends require criminal legal help, I will know exactly who to turn to. Thank you so much. I really can’t express how much I appreciate your efforts.”

Even if no enforcement action is executed, the HSE may have found a material breach for which they can send you an invoice for the cost of investigating. If necessary, Richard can advise you about an appeal with respect those costs.

PLEASE CALL ON 0800 4334 613 FOR A FREE AND WITHOUT OBLIGATION DISCUSSION ABOUT YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY CASE , OR SEND AN ENQUIRY FOR QUICK ADVICE. 


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