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health and safety

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Accidents at work are serious and can result in heavy fines, lost productivity and, at worst, imprisonment. From injury compensation claims to prosecution for corporate manslaughter, your organisation and management team are continually at risk. Our expert team of lawyers understands the complex and reactive nature of health and safety investigations and provides proactive risk management advice.

what we do...

  • Our clients - large public and private sector client base.

  • Sector expertise – construction, manufacturing, retail, , health  care providers (trusts , CCG and private care providers),  local authorities, housing associations, schools and colleges.

  • In-depth knowledge of key legislation - analysis of the criminal and civil implications of a workplace accident.

  • Experienced team of nine - based in Nottingham, Birmingham and Exeter but advising nationally, combining criminal lawyers and barristers.

  • Proactive risk management approach - from drafting policies to review of existing health and safety procedures.

  • Front line telephone advice - and immediate attendance on site.

  • Bespoke training - seminars and bulletins on a wide range of regulatory matters, reliable support when accidents occur,  commercial and pragmatic approach to claims handling and peace of mind with health and safety audits.

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Legal updates

Sussex Partnership NHS Trust fined £200,000 – a warning for providers and investors

Sussex Partnership NHS Trust was sentenced on 14 June 2019 for failing to provide safe care and treatment to a 19 year old inmate being cared for on the hospital wing of Lewes Prison, Jamie Osborne.

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Legal updates

Fire safety in care homes – what do you need to know?

The care home environment presents unique challenges and the consequences of getting fire safety wrong can be tragic.

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Legal updates

The Hardest Word

On 17 January 2019, the Care Quality Commission issued a fixed penalty notice to an NHS hospital trust for failing to comply with the duty of candour, exercising its criminal enforcement powers for the first time since the requirement was introduced in 2014.

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We caught up with Helen Simm on legal privilege and internal investigations

Helen Simm, criminal compliance and regulatory lawyer, discusses litigation privilege and legal advice privilege and where it can be applied.

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