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Corporate Manslaughter & Health & Safety

Compliance & Regulatory

What is involved?

In a time when Government bodies and law enforcement agencies are showing an increased willingness to exercise their powers, the risk to both individuals and companies has never been so stark. This, combined with recent changes in legislation, which has enabled the Courts to impose unlimited fines, means that defendants who are deemed to fall foul of the law risk going out of business altogether.

Freeths’ experienced lawyers are on hand to assist when you need it most. We can confidently represent you at interviews under caution, offer you advice on internal investigations, and guide you through any enforcement action or prosecution. This includes appeals against Improvement and Prohibition Notices which can serve to restrict and/or prevent companies from trading at all.

Our team also has prosecution experience, on a range of regulatory matters, which provides our lawyers with a valuable insight into both sides of the enforcement fence.

Why choose Freeths?

  • Our experts use experience, understanding and strategy to calmly lead you through any investigation
  • We provide ongoing guidance on your policies and procedures, to avoid future issues and risks
  • You can trust us to offer round-the-clock advice
  • We can swiftly deal with any unwanted PR and media issues related to your business or its staff

Led by ‘Leading Individual’ Paul Burnley, our team are experts in robustly defending investigations by Government bodies and law enforcement agencies such as the Police, Health & Safety Executive, Local Authorities, CQC, and the Environment Agency.

We draw on up-to-date knowledge of the ever-changing regulations, combined with real experience across a wide range of business sectors.

Call our Compliance & Regulatory team to discuss how we can help you.

Meet the team

Corporate Manslaughter & Health & Safety Lawyers

Paul Burnley

Paul Burnley

0845 017 8381

Lisa Gilligan

Lisa Gilligan

0845 272 5723

Daniel McNally

Daniel McNally

0845 030 5728


"Paul Burnley of Freeths LLP is well regarded for his broad practice, which covers the full gamut of health and safety law. He defends clients against prosecution and criminal investigations, as well as representing them in inquests."

(Chambers & Partners, 2018)

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Freeths are a leading national law firm with 13 offices across the UK. If you have a query about our services or just want to find out more, why not give us a call?

Contact: 03301 001 014

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