Tim Green is interviewed on health and safety reputational risks
Tim updates Lawyer Monthly on the UK Health & Safety regulatory developments where he points out that the recent introduction of the new sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences represents the principal change. Its main effect “has been a dramatic increase in financial penalties by around tenfold for large companies, and a much greater risk of imprisonment for negligent company officers“.
Both the HSE and companies’ compliance officers have a pro-active reaction to the new regulations, Tim states.
He also advises companies under investigation to prepare their defence as early as possible.
Please click here for the full interview where many more key-points are discussed in greater detail.
For many years Tim has been recognised by the Chambers & Partners Bar Guide as one of the leaders at the Bar for health and safety and environmental work.
In the past four years Tim has prosecuted and defended around 25 cases involving death or serious injury at work and has been instructed in numerous inquests.
Barristers: Tim Green