Tim Andrew

Consultant

Tim is some 20 years qualified and is exceptionally experienced in a wide range of regulatory matters. He has represented both corporate and individual clients in relation to health and safety, environmental, corporate and gross negligence manslaughter, food safety, fire safety and trading standards prosecutions. He has also prosecuted on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive.

He holds a Masters Degree in Health and Safety and Environmental Law, graduating with distinction in 2008. A joint paper with Salford University was presented to the Royal Institute of Chartered surveyors COBRA conference in Cape Town in September 2009. He has passed the Construction Skills, operatives health and safety test and is a member of the Health and Safety Lawyers' Association.

Notable Cases:

  • A fatal fall from height which led to the prosecution of a company and one of its directors, involving interviews under caution, advocacy at the inquest and subsequent court proceedings.
  • The defence of a major construction firm in relation to a fatality at a power station in South Wales involving prosecution under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
  • Advising a senior employee of a food manufacturing company following a serious explosion at the plant with representation in interviews with the Health and Safety Executive who were persuaded to treat the employee as a witness rather than a suspect.
  • Representation of the directors of events firm relating to an overhead electricity cable strike which left a sub contractor in a coma for a number of weeks. Advising on both the corporate and potential secondary liability of the individual directors.
  • Provision of advice to construction companies concerning alleged breaches of asbestos regulations and subsequent investigations by the HSE.
  • The defence of an employed gas engineer in a relatively rare prosecution under S7. of The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 involving an allegation of a carbon monoxide leak resulting in the hospitalisation of a number of occupants of a property.
  • Recently advised the CEO of a major London based PLC in the labour provider market concerning a judicial review of a government decision affecting the remuneration of low paid workers. The QC in the case described it “as perhaps the hardest and most demanding judicial review case” in his 20 years at the bar.
  • Has also advised companies and directors in the labour provider market facing investigation by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority and the potential the loss of their Gangmasters Licence.