• In this Prosecuting Successfully webinar, our speakers looked at recent prosecution cases and provided helpful tips and guidance.

    We were delighted to be joined by Andy Lucas from Bespoke Safety and Christopher Hopkins from No5 Chambers. 

    Andy has extensive experience, previously working at the HSE and as a Health & Safety Manager at Birmingham City Council, as well as a practising H&S university lecturer. During his career he has overseen many investigations involving legal case preparation: conducting interviews under caution and negotiating the complexities of difficult investigations from initial visit to successful prosecution.

    During the webinar Andy placed the focus on the practical application of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) in a health and safety accident investigation.

    Chris is a specialist regulatory barrister who has represented clients on a range of Health & Safety cases.  Chris discussed his experience of prosecuting for the HSE and other prosecutions including building regulations and tree preservation offences for a local authority.

    Topics that were discussed:

    • PACE Interviews
    • Witness evidence
    • Disclosure
    • Sentencing
    • Prosecuting for the HSE; building regulations breaches; Prosecuting Tree Preservation offences for a local authority


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