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          Transport Crisis Management Seminar

          DWF's Road Transport and Logistics Sector Group & Search Logistics are delighted to invite you to an interactive Transport Crisis Management Seminar taking place at DWF's Liverpool office on Tuesday, 12 March 2019.

          If you are a Director, Transport Manager or work within HR or Health & Safety and need advice on how to react to a transport crisis, this session is for you.

          12 March 2019

          DWF Liverpool
          5 St. Paul's Square
          Old Hall Street
          L3 9AE

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          Tragic incidents such as the "Coventry Supermarket Crash" highlight a multitude of issues that an employer has to deal with in the wake of a major incident involving one of its employees. Issues such as criminal investigations, health and safety management and civil claims management have to be addressed, and quickly, in the wake of a serious incident.

          Using a realistic accident scenario, this interactive seminar will cover how employers can protect themselves in the face of such a crisis. Our transport experts will advise Directors, Transport Managers, H&S Managers and HR Personnel how to prepare for:

          • Police/DVSA/HSE investigations of companies and drivers, including manslaughter / corporate manslaughter investigations.
          • Investigations into fatal road traffic collisions.
          • Criminal Prosecutions of drivers, companies and senior managers.
          • Media management.
          • Public Inquiries before the Traffic Commissioner.
          • Handling civil claims arising out of the incident.
          • The session will provide invaluable practical advice for all companies operating HGVs and PSVs, as well as all companies dealing with HGVs in their supply chain, such as manufacturers, port operators, retailers and warehouse/logistic companies.


          The session will also include a brief update as to Employment Law issues arising in the Road Transport and Logistics Sector as well as off-payroll working rules.

          Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

          Please note that this is a joint event being run between DWF LLP and Search Recruitment and details of your name, organisation and job title will be shared with Search Recruitment for the purposes of running this event only.

          Start: 8:30

          Finish: 14:00

          Internal Speakers

          Joanne Witheford, Deputy Head of Road Haulage & Logistics / Senior Associate, Regulatory, Investigations and Compliance, DWF LLP.

          Andrew Barton, Associate, Criminal Defence (Motor), DWF LLP 

          Lisa Heathcote, Head of UK GL, DWF Claims 

          Joanne Frew, Partner & Head of Employment (Manchester), DWF LLP 


          External Speakers

          Andrew Drewary, Road Risk Manager / Consultant Collision Analyst 

          Paul Hughes, Director, i-Paye

          Meet the speakers

          Joanne Witheford

          • Deputy Head of Road Haulage & Logistics // Senior Associate

          Lisa Heathcote

          • Head of UK GL

          Joanne Frew

          • Partner // Head of Employment (Manchester)