Fisher Scoggins Waters provide a tailored service to suit the
needs of clients and provide the right level of response to an
We offer a comprehensive expert emergency response service,
internal investigation advice, support through Health and Safety
Executive ("HSE") and Police investigations and
prosecutions, and representation at Coroner's Inquests .
Preventative Advice and
We are happy to put together training programmes and advice
sessions to suit all needs. Please contact
Mark Scoggins or
Charlotte Waters to discuss.
- Emergency Response Solicitors
The action taken in the immediate aftermath of an incident can
be crucial. We offer an emergency response service to brief key
staff, liaise with investigating authorities (the Police or
Health and Safety Executive "HSE") and put in place a
communication network and sound response strategy.
Internal Investigations can take the incident from bad to
worse. A professional investigation team is highly recommended
with knowledge of what to look for and who to speak with. We have
found our document management systems to be invaluable even at
these early stages.
It is important to know your rights whether you are being
interviewed by the Police or a Health and Safety Executive
("HSE") Inspector. We will be able to take you step by
step through process, advising on the powers under Health &
Safety at Work etc Act 1974 ("the HSWA") that an
Inspector has and/or powers of the Police under the Police and
Criminal Evidence Act. ("PACE")
Prohibition and Enforcement
If the inspector considers the activity being carried out
involves or will involve a risk of serious injury under the
Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (the
"HSWA") he/she may serve a notice to stop the activity
in question or take some other action. We can advise on the
validity of a notice, the effect of the notice on your
business operations, and provide representation at any appeal to
the Employment Tribunal.
Where the incident has resulted in a fatality there may well
follow a Coroners Inquest. We are able to attend on your behalf
of Interested Persons and ask questions of witnesses.
If prosecution is unavoidable, we will give sound tactical
advice on Basis of Plea, Defence , Mitigation and Penalties.
If the incident is of serious public nature, there may be
a public inquiry. Our firm has represented clients at the Public
Inquiry into the Ladbroke Grove rail disaster and the Public
Inquiry into the Dunblane shootings.
The firm ranks as a Health and Safety Leader in Legal
500 and Chambers and Partners.
If you would like more information on how Fisher Scoggins Waters could make a difference
to your Health and Safety issue, please contact us by telephone 0207 489
2035 or email
Mark Scoggins or