Continually ranked as national leaders in the field of health and safety defence we are praised for our focus on risk analysis, commercial understanding and a breadth of expertise across sectors and industries.
Our nationwide team includes over 20 lawyers including an ex HSE prosecutor. The team also benefits from support from paralegals and access to a range of Consultants through DWF Resource, giving us the ability to service clients across the country and in the aftermath of any scale of event or incident.
Our regulatory expertise is recognised as decisive, detailed and proactive and we provide support and advice throughout cases to corporate bodies AND individuals:
Our leading Crisis Response Service and MyCrisis provide 24/7 peace of mind, should you or your business face a regulatory investigation. We protect you and your business' legal rights, help you support traumatised employees in the aftermath of tragic accidents and contain adverse media attention.
The Sentencing Guidelines for Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences (introduced in February 2016) have shaken up the regulatory landscape for both Corporate defendants and Individual defendants, seeing a rise in fines generally, £1million plus fines becoming commonplace, and a rise in the number and length of custodial sentences. Learn more about how these changes impact you by viewing our Sentencing Guidelines webinar.
David Egan, Partner, Regulatory, Compliance and Investigations at DWF comments on confirmed the ban on certain one-use plastics in the UK.
As with previous years, 2019 is sure to bring with it some important trends in health and safety. Over the next few weeks, we are going to be looking at some of the emerging or anticipated trends for the upcoming year. Our aim is to help you to understand and plan for what this will mean for you and your business, allowing you to stay one step ahead of the game.
A midlands bus company has been fined £2.3m after one if its drivers crashed into a supermarket building, killing a pedestrian and a seven year old child on board.
The latest legal news and insights for RCI professionals
An electrican was sentenced last week to a total of seven (7) years imprisonment for manslaughter and perjury. He will be eligble for parole after two (2) years.
Whirlpool UK Appliances Ltd successful as Court of Appeal reduces £700,000 fine for contractor fatality to £300,000. We take a closer look at the important points arising from this case.