Regulatory: Health and Safety

Bexley Beaumont: An award-winning boutique law firm with an inclusive and collaborative team culture and an uncompromising approach to quality aligning the interests of both clients and lawyers. Senior experienced lawyers with a wealth of commercial acumen acting as trusted advisors providing legal solutions across all commercial disciplines.

Health and safety compliance has gained significance, and public profile over recent years. Navigating a vast regulatory landscape can often be complex and challenging. The consequences of getting it wrong can be tragic and life changing for all concerned, as well as have the potential for considerable reputational and brand impact, loss of public trust and confidence, and attract unlimited criminal fines (non-insurable) and custodial sentences. Therefore, ensuring compliance pro-actively has never been more important.

We work with businesses and individuals (from SMEs to large/international PLCs) across all sectors and industries to find a practical and commercial way through, and provide a full suite of pro-active and reactive legal support solutions.

We have experience in dealing with various regulators, including: Health and Safety Executive, Local Authority (Environmental Health Officers), Police, Fire Authorities, Trading Standards, Office of Rail and Road, Care Quality Commission, Ofsted, amongst others. We advise on the full range of regulatory regimes, can help you towards achieve and maintaining legal compliance, but support should the worst happen in the event of a regulatory investigation or enforcement action, such as prosecution.

Finally, we often work closely with our real estate, housing, employment, and corporate teams where transactions involve health and safety or compliance issues, and help clients to identify, manage and mitigate risks to their business, the wider community and most importantly, their people.

Our areas of expertise include:

Our services include:

  • Corporate Support and Due Diligence
  • Legal / Strategic Advice and Opinion
  • Compliance Reviews and Stress Tests
  • Training and Workshops - we can offer a variety of ‘off-the-shelf’ or ‘bespoke’ training on health and safety compliance, risk management, leadership and culture for all sectors & across all levels of your business.
  • Crisis and Incident Response and Management
  • Internal Investigations
  • Advising on Notice of Contraventions
  • Advising on Fee for Interventions
  • Enforcement Notice Appeals
  • Regulatory Investigation and Interventions
  • PACE or voluntary interviews
  • Witness interviews
  • Advice on plea and/or prospects of success around a defence
  • Active criminal representation in Magistrates and Crown Court
  • Inquests – coronial law and practice, including: advice on registering interest, supplying evidence & information, active representation, and dealing with prevention of future death reports.