Health and Safety and Environmental Defence

Health and Safety and Environmental legislation are well known as complex and constantly developing areas of law.

Whilst it can cover a range of different offences, from those under the Corporate Manslaughter Legislation of 2007, or the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to legislation dealing with fly tipping, we understand that any investigation is serious for you and your business.

Investigation by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), Local Authority, Environment Agency and even the police can have significant consequences for your business and the key staff within it. Penalties on conviction can include fines and even imprisonment, as well as the associated damage to the reputation of the business.

Fosters Solicitors have a number of solicitors with significant experience in dealing with Health and Safety Executive investigations and prosecutions. Uniquely in Norfolk, we are a "Top Tier&quout; (Legal 500) defence team with access to our commercial law teams, helping us to understand and manage the wider implications of the case.

Investigations

From the outset, good legal advice from Fosters can shape the way in which any case against you develops. You may be required to provide information by one of the Agencies mentioned above, or be required to attend an interview under Caution in accordance with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. Our team can assist, and attend with you, protecting your interests.

Prosecutions

If you are summoned to Court, and a prosecution cannot be avoided, then Fosters will help you prepare your defence case fully. From ensuring your defence is presented properly, taking stock of the evidence against you, or simply just helping you to show that an error has been put right, our team of solicitors will offer you the best advice possible.

Contacting Us

Fosters Solicitors team of Crime & Business Defence lawyers have a wealth of experience and knowledge to assist you in relation to any legal query or matter you may have. Call us on 01603 620508 or complete our and a member of the department will be in touch very soon.