Assistance from SVArmstrong

Commercial Construction Health and Safety LawWe help clients to:

  • Check you are getting value for money and appropriate support and advice from Consultants
  • Avoid or respond appropriately to fatal accidents
  • Manage incidents, raids and disasters
  • Safeguard your best interests in dealings with the Police, HSE, Environment Agency, Local Authorities and other regulators
  • Prepare appropriate internal and external responses
  • 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 also:

  • Advise during regulatory enforcement visits
  • Carry out legally privileged reviews and independent legal audits
  • Attend Sites, Interviews, Inquests, and Inquiries
  • Commission legally privileged accident investigations and produce sensible reports
  • Defend clients in criminal proceedings
  • Attend and manage internal enquiries, investigations and boards of enquiry
  • Appeal regulatory decisions and challenge improper regulatory enforcement (including successfully challenging enforcement notices and the withdrawal of Licenses and accreditation)
  • Assist other law firms without in-house specialists. and undertake conflict referral work

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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 (and equal first in the North West in 2008), in 2009 our Principal Solicitor formed SVArmstrong as a niche regulatory law firm.

We continue to assist 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, providing 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.