Criminal law

Health, safety and the environment (HSE) solicitors

The HSE and the Environment Agency have considerable powers to enforce regulations and to prosecute whenever breaches occur. Our specialist solicitors are here to guide you through all investigations and prosecutions.

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Problems with HSE or the Environment Agency?

Slater and Gordon’s specialist health, safety and environment solicitors are here to help when you’re being investigated or prosecuted. Call us 24/7 on 0161 830 9632 or contact us and we’ll call you.

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Can you help with HSE and Environment Agency investigations?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Environment Agency (EA) are government agencies with considerable powers within their respective remits. The HSE is responsible for the encouragement, regulation, and enforcement of health, safety and welfare in the workplace.

When they receive reports of unsafe practices, or there are any serious accidents on your premises, they’ve the power to investigate and prosecute business owners to the fullest extent of the law.

The Environment Agency is responsible for the protection and enhancement of the environment in England. While its title may seem less threatening than the HSE’s, it carries no less power and has been behind a series of high-profile prosecutions where fines in excess of £500,000 have been levied.

If you’ve reason to believe that you’re being investigated - or may potentially be prosecuted by either the HSE or the EA - you should seek expert legal advice right away. Call us on 0161 830 9632 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or contact us and we’ll call you.

What sort of investigations can you help with?

The Health and Safety Executive and Environment Agency are primarily concerned with promoting and encouraging best practices. Where serious breaches of regulations occur, they’ve significant powers to investigate, with prosecutions for breaches sometimes even involving charges of corporate manslaughter.

In order to offer the best possible protection, we’re available 24/7 to advise and represent you in relation to:

  • Enforcement Notices
  • Interviews
  • On site investigations
  • Disclosure requests
  • Representation at Inquests
  • Representation at Court

To speak to an experienced, specialist lawyer about active or potential investigations or prosecutions by the HSE or EA, you can call us 24/7 on 0161 830 9632, or contact us and we’ll call you.

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