Health & Safety
We are trusted advisors for our clients in a broad range of industry sectors. From the moment an incident occurs, or you are notified of an investigation, we can provide on site representation. We can be there to speak to the police or the Health & Safety Executive (“HSE”), provide support and advice whilst interviews under caution take place, guide you through the investigation process, advise you when requests for disclosure of documents are received, provide representation at Inquests and help you understand what the Fee For Intervention (“FFI”) is and when it applies.
Accessing legal advice at the earliest possible time is crucial when an incident occurs. Timely advice about how to handle an investigation and whether the business or its officers have any potential liabilities can not only assist in the defence of any following prosecution, but it can also serve to limit reputational damage.
With many years of experience defending businesses and individuals prosecuted by the HSE, Jennifer Sewell was recently recognised in the UK Legal 500 for her expertise in Health and Safety defence work. A testimonial from a client explained;
“I worked with Jennifer Sewell who was very knowledgeable and patient. This helped tremendously during a particularly difficult time that our company was going through.” (UK Legal 500 2020).