Health & Safety Prosecutions

The recent changes to, for example, Approved Codes of Practice, the implementation of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act, and the interpretation of possible defences against prosecutions under the Health and Safety at Work Act means that this is a developing area of practice.

And, with the risk of substantial fines and – perhaps even more serious – adverse publicity, no responsible business can afford to do without a comprehensive health and safety strategy.

At Hamlins our dispute resolution team handles a broad range of work for our commercial clients, including criminal and civil health and safety cases. We have particular expertise relating to asbestos claims, and also handle cases involving the fire brigade and environmental spillages, as well as more general matters.

Our experienced lawyers would be delighted to conduct an audit of your premises to identify the major risks, as well as defending you against prosecution if required.