Our team provides a full advisory and defence service whether you are a large corporation, small business, individual director or senior manager.
We offer a quality and pragmatic service, with experience of highly regulated industries including construction, manufacturing, agriculture, transport and logistics, waste and food businesses.
We offer comprehensive legal risk and liability assessments in relation to Health & Safety, Environment and Food Safety and defend prosecutions brought by the Health & Safety Executive, Environment Agency, Food Standards Agency, Trading Standards and Local Authorities.
We represent a number of local authorities and public utility companies in both a defence and prosecution role.
Our team provides expertise in relation to DVSA and wider Licensing issues, including assistance with Traffic Commissioner investigations and enquiries.
We provide representation and assistance through complex, multi-party inquests for companies, individuals and the family of the deceased, including inquests involving Article 2 of the Human Rights Act.
The essentials of crisis management
COVID-19 Legal Implications
Our Business Risk and Regulation Team advises on crisis management, health and safety, public health incidents, enforcement action and prosecutions/enforcement by the HSE, Public Health England & Wales, Local Authorities and the Police. Team members also have experience with legal issues relating to Product Safety, CE marking, Medical Devices compliance and PPE.
The team has already advised on a range of regulatory challenges posed by COVID-19 including:
- resolving compliance and social distancing issues in the workplace and negotiations with regulators;
- decision-making in relation to business closure decisions; and,
- advising those bringing medical devices and PPE to market to meet the demands of front-line workers.
As the Government’s response to COVID-19 develops, and the phased easing of restrictions takes place, businesses are likely to need to keep up-to-date with an evolving regulatory landscape and to take business-critical decisions with the confidence that they remain compliant and are protecting their employees and the public appropriately. The BRR team can help directly with the decision-making process and can offer support in relation to all aspects of your compliance planning. Visit the COVID-19 page.
Food Safety, standards and hygiene - we can work with you on your management systems, audits, HACCP, training, accreditations, allergens, food poisoning, supply chain support, nature quality and substance, labelling and composition and traceability.
We can support you with your risk assessments, training, building design/ regulations, log book, exit capacity calculations, emergency plans, evacuation procedures, HMO inspections, designing fire safety engineered solutions, plan drawings and fire safety reports on a wide range of premises.
Defending major construction companies following serious site incidents and fatalities.
Advising a demolition sector company facing corporate manslaughter charges.
- Regulatory fines likely to double for organisations with £250+million turnover
- Name it, list it, label it: are you all set for the new food regulations?
- Ashfords LLP advised Craven Street Capital on acquisition of Kreston Reeves Financial Planning