We provide assistance in the following areas:

Commercial Construction Health and Safety LawWe help clients to:

  • Respond appropriately to accidents, fatal accidents, incidents, raids and disasters
  • Safeguard their best interests in dealings with the Police, HSE, Environment Agency, Local Authorities and other regulators
  • Prepare appropriate internal and external responses
  • Advise during regulatory enforcement visits
  • Defend clients in criminal proceedings
  • Attend and manage internal inquiries, investigations and boards of inquiry
  • Appeal regulatory decisions and challenge improper regulatory enforcement (including successfully challenging enforcement notices and the withdrawal of Licenses and accreditation)
  • Carry out legally privileged reviews and independent legal audits
  • Attend Sites, Interviews, Inquests, and Inquiries
  • Commission legally privileged accident investigations and produce sensible reports
  • Learn lessons from incidents and avoid prosecutions (where possible)
  • Implement appropriate safeguards, remedial measures and mitigate any losses
  • Review management systems, procedures and controls
  • Set appropriate performance and monitoring indicators

We may also:

  • Help you to check you are getting value for money and appropriate support and advice from Consultants
  • Assist other law firms without in-house specialists
  • Provide and undertake conflict referral work
  • Represent employees - providing legal advice and pastoral support to employees interviewed as witnesses where another firm is representing the employer

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Advice to Boards and Directors

Advice to Boards and Directors

After an Incident

After an Incident

Leaders in our field

Having been recognised by the Legal 500* as Number 1 for Health and Safety in Yorkshire & the Humber from 2004 - 2008, in 2009 our Principal Solicitor formed SVArmstrong as a niche regulatory law firm.

We continue to provide services to companies, organisations, boards, directors, senior managers, committees and in-house lawyers with our specialist expertise. We also help clients to test their procedures and audit their risk management systems. We are able to provide independent external scrutiny, even where no audit committee exists. We help our clients to avoid the pitfalls that non-specialists miss.

Stuart has been described by clients as having "an excellent understanding of complex systems" and by legal directories as having "a strong reputation for his advocacy skills". Our other staff, the consultants and barristers, and any other members of the teams we work with are also normally recognised as being leaders in their field/s.

*The Legal 500 was the first directory of law firms to have a specialist category for Health & Safety.


Do not treat the information on this website as legal advice, all liability for anything that may be construed as legal advice is excluded.