Andy is head of our 16-strong criminal, compliance and regulatory team. In Chambers 2022, it’s noted that he ‘quickly grasps the most complex of topics to be able to formulate accurate and commercial advice.’ He has almost 30 years’ experience of criminal regulatory work ranging from corporate manslaughter investigations to high-profile environmental prosecutions and investigations by the CQC as well as large-scale police investigations and financial crime.
He spent six years as a criminal lawyer and regularly advises in respect of Magistrates and Crown Court cases. He is equally comfortable advising boards and management on the topic of regulatory compliance and policy. He appeared before the Work and Pensions Committee during the passage of the Corporate Manslaughter Bill through parliament and often contributes to publications on a variety of regulatory topics.
He manages the team across all our five UK offices and acts for clients nationally when they face business-critical decisions and scrutiny by the regulators. He recognises that reputation and livelihoods are often at stake following serious incidents and is invariably involved in the days after an incident to support clients and their staff through the stressful and challenging stages of a regulatory investigation.
Advising and representing a hospital trust investigated following the deaths of multiple mental health patients. Representing the trust in subsequent prosecution brought by the Health and Safety Executive for a failure to manage fixed ligature risk. Advising in respect of expert evidence, plea, Trust finances and presentation of mitigation before High Court Judge.
Advising in connection with its broad portfolio of 2,000 properties and the division of health and safety responsibilities between the authority, and third parties. Advice provided in connection with asbestos, fire, water, gas and electricity, as to general health and safety principles, specific detail of legislation, and supporting guidance.
Advising individual (on behalf of their insurers) facing investigation by the Health and Safety Executive into allegation they failed to conduct suitable and sufficient risk assessment. Advising in respect of response in interview under caution and making written submissions. No further action taken against individual.
Advising in respect of river pollution and fish and invertebrate damage. Preparing for interview under caution and submitting written response. Advising in connection with enforcement undertaking and instructing expert to assist. Drafting and submitting detailed enforcement undertaking.
“Thank you so much to you and your team … it’s such a relief.”
“Many thanks Andy … for your continued assistance and guidance with this matter. Was really good to have you on board and thanks for the collaborative working approach.”
The steps organisations should take if they are subject to an investigation by the police, Health and Safety Executive or CQC.
Browne Jacobson and Agilia are delighted to invite you to our on-demand webinar in which we will be looking at the key issues and best practice, which every affected authority needs to know, to assist them in the management of this challenge and the development of a strategy for preservation or replacement of assets and the re-procurement of key services.
Take a look at our Covid-19 on-demand training video, where key members of the team will be providing an update on current issues arising in relation to the pandemic including health and safety and how to get procurement going again.
As Universities look to utilise their labs and bring staff and students back to campus, whilst potentially continuing with at home study and research, what are the key IP issues to consider and associated health and safety aspects?
We are pleased to share you to our Covid-19 webinar, where a number of key members of the team will be providing an update on current issues arising in relation to the pandemic and its effect on local authorities.