health & safety and environmental

Health, safety and environmental safety are of crucial importance for businesses of all types - and these issues are a key priority from both a legal and ethical standpoint. A positive approach to compliance management can help to reduce the risk of breaches of regulations in order to avoid prosecution. We can assist by providing compliance advice.

If you have concerns about health and safety or the environment in your business, or you are facing investigation or prosecution, our solicitors are on hand to provide advice and support. You can get in touch by calling us on 0161 827 9500, or by filling in our contact form.

health & safety and environmental services

Should you face investigation or prosecution from a regulatory body such as the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), the Environmental Agency or a local authority, you could be facing a substantial fine with the possibility of a custodial sentence. A prosecution may also impact on the reputation of, and any future business for, the company.

We provide expert and pragmatic advice tailored to meet your needs, and can help by providing advice in relation to:

  • Internal investigations
  • Attending hearings
  • Dealing with regulators
  • Attending interviews under caution
  • Advising on enforcement notices
  • Representation at Coroners' inquests
  • Hearing in Magistrates' and Crown Courts

how burton copeland can help

Our health, safety and environmental lawyers have considerable experience in advising companies and individuals from a wide range of sectors, including utilities, chemicals, food and drink, electronics, engineering, construction, manufacturing and telecommunications.

We will be with you every step of the way, providing guidance and support, explaining your rights and working to gather evidence and witnesses for your defence - we only have your and your business's interests in mind. If your circumstances allow for it, legal aid can be used to pay for your defence.

contact us today

To speak to one of our specialist solicitors, contact our Manchester office today. You can call 0161 827 9500 during office hours, or 0161 832 7834 at any other time. Alternatively, fill in our online form and a member of the team will be in touch as soon as possible.