Waste crime – ensuring crime does not pay
Our team specialises in the criminal defence of insured companies and individuals according to health, safety, environment and regulatory laws, including health and safety and police investigations. Our casualty lawyers work seamlessly alongside policyholders and insurers to ensure their interests are fully protected in defence of any civil claim.
Specialising in emergency response, crisis management and public relations across all sectors, we provide legal advice and representation at every stage of an incident. This includes investigations and interviews under caution as well as representation in the courtroom in all criminal and regulatory prosecutions and inquest proceedings.
We also provide 24/7 incident response management and representation for motoring as well as health and safety offences, attending the incident site or police station immediately, making sure policyholders always have access to a specialist lawyer where required. Our approach ensures that risks and potential liabilities are effectively managed and policyholders’ positions are protected.
We combine deep technical capability with innovative thinking and a practical approach. This ensures high quality, robust advice and support at all times. We are recognised by leading legal directories for our expertise in this specialist area.
Our sector expertise includes construction, manufacturing, energy, waste management, retail and leisure, transport, marine, infrastructure, prisons and the secure estate, public sector and emergency services. We also work with regulators across a broad range of sectors.
We also work with insurers and their clients to understand their regulatory risk profile, consider response strategies and prepare for the unexpected. We conduct tailored training and coaching programmes, to help create safer outcomes for our insurer’s clients and staff. Our training is aimed at both insurer claims teams and insured corporates. Our secure estate specialists also offer extensive witness guidance to companies and their custodial staff required to give oral evidence at inquests.
They're very approachable, knowledgeable, and they're exactly what you want when you need representation.
Chambers and Partners 2019
Clients commend the team's ability to handle issues in a ’professional, knowledgeable, polite and efficient manner.
Client comments , Chambers & Partners 2022
The firm shows great empathy and understanding. They are committed to providing the best service and advice that they possibly can.
Client Comments , Chambers and Partners 2022
Michelle Flint stands out for her expertise in cases involving prisons, such as deaths in prison or policy custody.
Legal 500 2022
Our team is built on scale, expertise and a new vision for technology. With scale, comes the largest data set in the casualty space, providing more complete answers and better management information.Read more