“Leverages the firm’s strong criminal practice to act on corporate manslaughter issues, in which ‘tenacious and strategic’ practice head Guy Bastable shines.”
BCL regularly advises organisations, directors and employees in the related areas of corporate manslaughter, health and safety, fire safety, and environmental protection, with particular expertise in fatal accidents and major disasters.
We provide pragmatic solutions in relation to responding to inspection visits, accident investigations and enforcement action (including criminal prosecutions for corporate manslaughter and regulatory breaches).
Our unrivalled experience and expertise, combined with an acute commercial awareness, ensures that our clients receive expert advice in order to achieve the best possible resolution with the minimum of business interruption and in recognition of the need to maintain a good ongoing working relationship with the regulator.
The work includes emergency advice; crisis management and ongoing response to an investigation; privilege protected internal investigation; removal of an enforcement notice; remedial action; appealing licence/permit restrictions; representation in an interview under caution; and defence of a prosecution in the Magistrates’ Court or the Crown Court.
In addition, we represent clients at Coroners’ inquests, where there is often scope to influence the likelihood and shape of any future criminal prosecution.