Those carrying out the role of company director have a range of duties and obligations, with one of the most important being compliance with health and safety regulations. If a health and safety offence is carried out with the consent or connivance, or is the result of negligence on the part of a director, manager or other senior individual, this can result in that person being the subject of a criminal prosecution. Those found guilty may be liable for substantial fines or a custodial sentence, with the court also being granted discretionary powers to disqualify directors from holding similar positions in the future.
Wilford Smith’s Regulatory and Compliance Lawyers can provide expert legal advice for directors and other senior individuals within your company on their legal duties and obligations concerning health and safety. No matter the sector in which you operate, we can work to ensure that you are in full compliance with all applicable regulatory frameworks. If an incident should occur in your workplace, our lawyers have the skills, knowledge and determination to work quickly in providing clear, straight-forward advice. Should a criminal prosecution be forthcoming, our Criminal Defence Teams, renowned for their skills in advocacy and litigation, can lead your defence in court and can call on the support of the highest calibre barristers if necessary.
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Our Regulatory and Compliance Teams are based in Sheffield and London and assist clients throughout England and Wales. Contact us today on 01709 828 044 to find out how we can help.