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Health & Safety Investigations

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In recent years there has been an increase in Health and Safety investigations and prosecutions, with
both companies and individuals under more scrutiny than ever to ensure the safety of employees,
customers and the public in general. Eastwoods’ health and safety solicitors are acutely aware that, whether it is an investigation for fire or gas safety issues, construction
management or a prosecution for gross negligence manslaughter, cases of this nature can be
extremely daunting, with significant potential consequences. Sometimes a health and safety issue
which seems minor at first glance can evolve into something far bigger, potentially with dire
consequences. If a company is investigated for a health and safety breach, not only is there a risk of
significant fines, if found guilty at trial there is a risk of custodial sentences for directors. If you or
your business become involved in such an investigation, it is essential that you receive the right
advice and support from a health and safety lawyer at the outset.

Eastwoods’ health and safety lawyers can assist you at all stages of a health and safety investigation,
whether it be in providing advice aimed at preventing issues from arising, responding to remediation
notices, attending a police interview under caution (including urgently or with no notice) or, if it
comes to it, representing you all the way to trial. We can also represent you in any related Public
Inquiry. In addition to having considerable experience of attending police interviews of varying
complexity and seriousness, we have strong relationships with leading sets of  barristers chambers
who have unrivalled expertise, meaning you will have access to the most robust representation possible.

Contact us today if you or your business require assistance. Our team of Health & Safety Solicitors can assist with a wide range of
issues, including:

  • Attendance at police interviews (including at short notice if required)
  • Requests for information from the HSE and local authorities
  • Investigations for corporate manslaughter and homicide
  • Investigations for gross negligence manslaughter
  • HSE and local authority investigations
  • Enforcement, improvement and prohibition notices
  • Appeals against improvement and enforcement notices
  • Advice and representation at all stages of Magistrates’ and Crown Court proceedings
  • Advice on health and safety policies and compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Attending coroner’s inquests

One area in which health & safety features large is Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).

Partner, Adam Smith’s, article on HMOs can be found here.

Get in touch with an expert

Telephone: (020) 3137 4800