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Health & Safety and Fire Safety

We advise public bodies and individuals on Health & Safety and Fire Safety including advising on polices and procedures, investigations, enforcement notices, prosecutions and appeals.

Jacob Rickett leads our Health & Safety and Fire Safety service and has previously worked for a number of different regulators in private practice advising on investigations, enforcement notices, defending enforcement notice appeals and conducting prosecutions and dealing with appeals against sentence. Jacob has led numerous successful prosecutions including the first successful prosecution of a Fire Risk Assessor. Jacob has also acted for public bodies and companies facing Health and Safety prosecutions.

Our teams experience includes:

  • Advising on all aspects of Health and Safety and Fire Safety law including:
    • Statutory powers and duties;
    • Investigations and evidence including advice on the evidential and public interest tests;
    • Interview plans and interviews under caution;
    • Enforcement notices, including drafting notices, service issues and providing representation at appeals against notices;
    • Prosecuting and defending criminal court proceedings; and
    • Providing training for officers and regulators.

Contact our regulatory team for further information.

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