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Health & Safety

Regulatory Law

If you or your business have been accused of health and safety violations, an investigation will be carried out and heavy fines, prosecution or enforcement action could follow. Cartwright King’s specialist Health and Safety Lawyers have acted for hundreds of individuals and companies accused of health and safety violations.

We’re used to dealing with intensive investigations and the authorities, enabling us to properly prepare you for the process and how to respond to the demands made of you – without incriminating yourself or the business. We can advise on how to make your company compliant to avoid further action.

For reliable advice and representation concerning health and safety issues, get in touch with our dedicated legal team today.

How Cartwright King Can Help You 

Benefit from our experience of defending businesses, directors, managers and more faced with prosecution or appealing a decision made by a regulatory body. We offer a frontline defence for you or your business, no matter how complex the case. Our specialist Health and Safety and Regulatory Solicitors can help with:

  • HSE and Local Authority investigations
  • HSE and Local Authority requests for information
  • Interviews Under Caution
  • Enforcement Notices
  • Improvement Notices
  • Prohibition Notices
  • Appeals against Enforcement Notices
  • Legal duties, legal liabilities, defences and penalties
  • Directors’ duties and liabilities
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide
  • Gross Negligence Manslaughter
  • Coroner Inquests
  • Supply chain due diligence and sub-contractor supervision
  • Regulation breaches

Unique Advocacy Services

You need a law firm that can represent you at any stage at a moment’s notice. That’s exactly what our advocacy services give you! 

If you’re arrested or charged with a crime in connection with health and safety violations, whether you need representation at a police station right up to the Supreme Court, we’ll be there. You won’t get passed off, we’ll push to defend you all the way.

Benefit from a Free, Initial Telephone Conversation

If you or your business face accusations of breaching health and safety rules, having the right law firm on your side is the difference in successfully defending against prosecution and enforcement.

Benefit from a free, initial telephone call with a Cartwright King Health and Safety Lawyer. Explaining your situation to a specialist will help you understand what options are available to you, allowing you to formulate a plan of action.

There really is no substitute for speaking to a specialist solicitor to ensure that you’re properly informed about your legal rights.

For immediate action, call us or email us for your free* initial discussion. 

The discussion is completely informal and confidential, and is an opportunity for us to:

  • Get to know you 
  • Understand your situation
  • Agree how you want to proceed

Why Choose Cartwright King’s Health and Safety Lawyers?

When faced with accusations of health and safety violations, you need a solicitor that knows what they’re doing, understands the law concerning the process and knows how to protect your legal rights.

As one of the largest defence law firms in the UK, we have the legal firepower to defend you, facing your case with you head-on. Whenever and wherever you need us, we’re here to represent you! 

We listen, we understand and we genuinely care about what happens to you and your business. Investigations into health and safety can be immensely disruptive and stressful, not to mention that they can ruin reputations and potentially leave your business vulnerable to sanctions.

Having a law firm on your side that really understands what’s at stake for you, means that you can trust that we’ll do what we can to protect you, your business and your integrity.

Our advice is backed by experience of dealing with many high-profile health and safety cases, with a proven track record in and out of the Courtroom. You can trust this experience to endure throughout your defence.

Our specialist solicitors go above and beyond to give you the support you need, for added peace of mind that your case is in good hands.

Working with a specialist Cartwright King solicitor gives you the assurance of having access to legal counsel who will advise you at every stage of your case. We’re a trusted, resourceful Legal 500 top tier law firm with specialist solicitors committed to defending your legal rights and doing everything we can to clear you of any wrongdoing. When you need us most, our Health and Safety Lawyers rise to the challenge.

We're here for you.

Frequently asked questions.

Our experience with health and safety cases spans across:

  • General Health and Safety duties
  • Construction Design and Management
  • Management of health and safety
  • Director’s health and safety duties and obligations
  • Police powers and procedures
  • Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide
  • Gross negligence manslaughter
  • Coroner Inquests
  • COSHH
  • Working at height
  • Provision of work equipment
  • Gas safety
  • Fire Safety
  • RIDDOR
  • Proceedings in the Magistrates’ Court, Crown Court and Court of Appeal

Our extensive experience of dealing with the HSE, Local Authority Environmental Health teams, the police and Courts means that we’re well positioned to advise and represent you. There aren’t many accusations of health and safety violations that we haven’t come across before.

Cartwright King is accredited on a national basis in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500. This means that we have been trusted to act on behalf of all kinds of businesses faced with health and safety issues, including, but not limited to:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction 
  • Farming, Agriculture and Agri-chemicals
  • Landscaping
  • Light and Heavy Industry
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining and Aggregates
  • Public Events, Displays and Attractions
  • Restaurants, Catering, Hotel and Leisure
  • Retail
  • Showmen
  • Social Care and Care Homes
  • Sports and Entertainment
  • Transport and Distribution

The consequences of breaking health and safety laws can range from fines, enforcement action and imprisonment – or a combination of all three. Initially, the HSE can only issue an improvement or prohibition order to a company that is breaching legislation.

However, severe breaches will incur greater penalties, including fines of up to £20,000. Health and safety violations that endanger lives can result in unlimited fines or imprisonment. If an employee is injured as a result of health and safety breaches, they can also sue.

Failing to comply with health and safety rules can also impact your business reputation as a result of disqualification from your industry sector, potentially leaving your enterprise in ruins.