Continually ranked as national leaders in the field of health and safety defence we are praised for our focus on risk analysis, commercial understanding and a breadth of expertise across sectors and industries.
Our nationwide team includes over 20 lawyers including an ex HSE prosecutor. The team also benefits from support from paralegals and access to a range of Consultants through DWF Resource, giving us the ability to service clients across the country and in the aftermath of any scale of event or incident.
Our regulatory expertise is recognised as decisive, detailed and proactive and we provide support and advice throughout cases to corporate bodies AND individuals:
Our leading Crisis Response Service and MyCrisis provide 24/7 peace of mind, should you or your business face a regulatory investigation. We protect you and your business' legal rights, help you support traumatised employees in the aftermath of tragic accidents and contain adverse media attention.
The Sentencing Guidelines for Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences (introduced in February 2016) have shaken up the regulatory landscape for both Corporate defendants and Individual defendants, seeing a rise in fines generally, £1million plus fines becoming commonplace, and a rise in the number and length of custodial sentences. Learn more about how these changes impact you by viewing our Sentencing Guidelines webinar.
The employer’s liability and public liability (EL/PL) claims market has endured unprecedented change in the way the claims are litigated and managed. We would like to consider how and why the market is changing and evolving taking into consideration the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, where the trends are generally heading with the whiplash reforms receiving royal assent together with an oversight of the latest case law in this area.
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.
As with previous years, 2019 is sure to bring with it some important trends in health and safety. Over the next few weeks, we are going to be looking at some of the emerging or anticipated trends for the upcoming year. Our aim is to help you to understand and plan for what this will mean for you and your business, allowing you to stay one step ahead of the game.
A midlands bus company has been fined £2.3m after one if its drivers crashed into a supermarket building, killing a pedestrian and a seven year old child on board.
The latest legal news and insights for RCI professionals
An electrican was sentenced last week to a total of seven (7) years imprisonment for manslaughter and perjury. He will be eligble for parole after two (2) years.
Whirlpool UK Appliances Ltd successful as Court of Appeal reduces £700,000 fine for contractor fatality to £300,000. We take a closer look at the important points arising from this case.