Keeping abreast of health and safety legislation is a disheartening task for many in business and with fines increasing year on year it is important to have expert advice to hand.
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 came into force on 6th April 2008 and for the first time, companies and organisations can be found guilty of corporate manslaughter as a result of serious management failures resulting in a gross breach of a duty of care.
Health and Safety prosecutions are on the rise and it is imperative you seek help not only after any accident but make sure that you have the necessary compliance and access to immediate assistance available to you 24 hours each and every day.
Reputation of companies and profits can be severely damaged if businesses are not properly defended or advised.
Here at Olliers Solicitors we bring experience and understanding in giving advice on prevention and providing representation in all areas of Health and Safety litigation. As in every area of our practice we advocate a pro-active approach through negotiations and advice which can reduce the risk of enforcement action being taken.
Our health and safety specialist lawyers will guide you through every aspect from initial accident, inspection or complaint, advising you on improvement notices, liabilities, defence, penalties, director’s liabilities and cautions. We are used to dealing with the police, courts and the HSE. In the event of action being taken we can provide guidance in relation to disclosure, skilled representation and a down to earth no nonsense approach to the case.
Health and Safety Prosecutions
We can help with the following:-
- HSE and Local Authority Investigations
- Interviews under caution
- Enforcement notices and appeals
- Regulatory compliance and breaches
- Gross negligence and Corporate manslaughter
- Coroner’s inquests
We can represent the corporate defendant, key individuals and managers (s.7 and 37).
In relation to costs we can speak to your insurers or alternatively provide a fixed fee service.
Need help? Olliers are specialist Health and Safety Prosecutions Lawyers (London & Manchester)
Contact Max Saffman on 0161 834 1515.