Health & Safety, Fire Safety and Building Safety, Housing and HMOs
Members of Chambers are regularly instructed to appear in the most serious and high-profile cases, including corporate and gross negligence manslaughter, across the broad range of health & safety, fire safety, and building and housing safety law. We consider that the breadth and depth of the regulatory specialisms within chambers, at all levels from silk to junior junior, including our well-established expertise in consumer and food crime and commercial and financial matters significantly strengthen what we are able to offer our clients in this practice area.
We advise and act for individuals, companies, local authorities and other regulatory authorities and the CPS in relation to investigations, enforcement actions and proceedings across the civil, criminal and appellate courts, and at tribunals, inquiries and inquests.
We are regularly instructed to act for Very Large Organisations, including national supermarkets and retailers, transport, waste and construction companies as well as for small business, sole traders and individuals, including on a Direct Access basis. We are acutely aware of the need to provide discrete, timely and commercially sensitive advice, in particular in relation to managing and mitigating the potential reputational consequences of an investigation or prosecution.
Collectively we represent an extraordinarily broad spectrum of regulators, including central government, the HSE, ORR, FSA, National Trading Standards and local authorities. Members of Chambers are on the lists of Specialist Regulatory Advocates in Health & Safety and Environmental law.
We have well established expertise in relation to private prosecutions and advising on primary authority arrangements.