Businesses of all sizes are affected by health and safety legislation, from sole traders to huge multinationals. The ways in which alleged breaches of health and safety rules are investigated have changed substantially in recent years, with the amount that companies can be fined for these breaches increasing also.
Not only is there a risk that companies can be prosecuted, but directors and officers may also find themselves at risk of criminal charges, with the courts handing down custodial sentences for the most serious breaches. If your business is investigated by the police, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or local authority on suspicion of having breached health and safety rules you need the right legal guidance to ensure you can conduct the most robust defence possible.
The Criminal Defence Solicitors at Wilford Smith have years of experience representing clients who find themselves subject to such investigations and have a comprehensive understanding of health and safety law in the UK. We can provide guidance on health and safety issues across all commercial sectors, with expertise in areas including general health and safety duties, gross negligence, corporate homicide and manslaughter, construction management, fire and gas safety, and working at height, amongst many others. Our solicitors are committed to working rigorously to protect you and your business in the event of a health and safety investigation, prosecution or Enforcement Notice.
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