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Health and safety is a matter that needs to be taken extremely seriously by all businesses and corporate entities, regardless of their respective size or the industry they operate in. In the UK, health and safety law is regulated and enforced by the Health and Safety Executive, who could take legal action in certain circumstances.

If your business is under investigation for a breach of regulatory or health and safety laws, the potential consequences could be severe. You could be exposed to heavy financial penalties, reputational damage, and prison time.

At Carson Kaye, our experienced team of criminal defence solicitors have substantial expertise in providing vigorous defence against criminal cases which are brought forward following a safety regulator or police investigation, or a workplace accident.

Our high level of skill and meticulous approach to handling criminal law matters has helped us to establish a strong track record of success, including for regulatory and health and safety cases.

When instructed, we can provide carefully tailored advice on every aspect of your case and guide you through the steps that need to be taken to secure the best possible outcome, including avoiding prosecution where possible.

We are regularly instructed on health and safety and regulatory matters that include prosecutions relating to:

  • Health and Safety Executive investigations
  • Other safety regulator investigations
  • Improvement, enforcement and prohibition notices
  • Corporate manslaughter
  • Gross negligence manslaughter

Contact our Health and Safety Solicitors in the City of London

To speak to our health and safety solicitors in London today please email or call 0203 735 7358.

Our Expertise with Regulatory and Health and Safety

Health and Safety Regulator Investigations

Your business could be subject to a Health and Safety Executive investigation (or from any other relevant regulator) if there is a reportable injury in your workplace, a disease is traced back to your workplace or if any dangerous practices are reported by employees or members of the public.

A Health and Safety Executive investigation will typically involve an individual or team gathering the facts related to an incident at hand, taking action to prevent a reoccurrence of the incident, identifying whether any breaches of legislation took place and taking enforcement action where required.

Our team can advise you in relation to Health and Safety investigations, taking you through the legal steps you need to take and preparing you for the various potential outcomes that could arise.

Improvement, Enforcement, and Prohibition Notices

Following an investigation, a regulator may see fit to serve you with an improvement, enforcement or prohibition notice. These will provide you with the opportunity to correct any issues that have been identified within a specified period of time.

You will be obligated to comply with this notice. Failing to do so could leave you at risk of prosecution, as you may be considered in breach of health and safety requirements.

If you are unsure how to proceed or wish to appeal against a notice, our team can sit down to discuss the options at your disposal and inform you on how best to proceed. If you are in breach of notice, we can then seek to represent you during any prosecution proceedings.

Health and Safety Prosecutions

No matter what a prosecution relates to, be it gross negligence, a breach of a Health and Safety notice, or something as serious as corporate manslaughter, it is imperative that you have the highest standard of legal representation on your side. That is something our team have specialist expertise in.

It is not an exaggeration to say that the right legal support can often mean the difference between avoiding charges. Our health and safety solicitors can take the time to carefully prepare your case, working closely with highly-knowledgeable counsel to ensure you are comprehensively represented.

We will also be by your side during any court proceedings that follow, providing you with the assurance that you are left in the safest pair of hands.

Why Work with our Extradition and International Investigation Solicitors in London?

At Carson Kaye, we strive to offer the highest possible standard of legal representation. This involves providing tailored solutions to complex legal matters also close personal support to establish genuine relationships.

We are Tier 3 ranked by leading client guide The Legal 500, providing independent recognition of our skills and expertise in handling criminal law matters, including those related to health and safety and regulatory investigations.

We have established a strong track record of success in a wide range of sectors, including in relation to health and safety investigations.

Contact our Health and Safety Solicitors in the City of London

To speak to our health and safety solicitors in London today please email or call 0203 735 7358.