Workplace incidents are increasingly being prosecuted in the criminal courts and/or professional disciplinary bodies. We provide advocacy and advice at each level in this complex and rapidly growing area of law. Our members bring extensive experience from many different areas of specialisation and are regularly instructed for both the prosecution and defence. For example, one of our members has developed a particular interest in food safety frauds and is instructed to advise on the regulatory aspects of food safety and enforcement of food safety standards.
Members of the team have been instructed in inquests arising out of workplace fatality, health & safety prosecution, historic sexual abuse and other regulatory offences.
In addition we have represented numerous professionals in gross negligence manslaughter trials, in various disciplinary settings and have advised organisations in relation to environmental law and health & safety prosecutions.
The regulatory crime team, in partnership with the University of Salford, run a 4-day course in health & safety criminal law.