Health and Safety - when it all goes wrong!

Friends Meeting House
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Speaker: Peter James, Parabis Law

This lecture will provide attendees with an interesting overview of the legal aspects of Health & Safety from Peter James, Partner at Parabis Law, covering the following key points:
- Outline of common health and safety offences.
- Who can be prosecuted for health and safety offences?
- Policy cover for those prosecuted
- Sentencing following conviction
- Proposed new guidance for Magistrates and Judges
- Examples of likely sentences
- Legal defence costs

Who should attend
Insurers, Brokers and Adjusters, Risk Managers and those concerned with EL PL and D & O claims.

Learning objectives
By the end of the session, you will:
- have an overview of typical health and safety offences and those who can be prosecuted
- have a clear picture of a typical prosecution
- be able to outline how the courts currently sentence offenders
- be able to describe the new guidelines are likely to operate and the effect on the level of fines
- be able to discuss impact on insurers and policyholders.

Speaker biography
Peter is a Partner at Parabis Law, a specialist in health and safety and environmental law. He qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and has experience in all areas of insurance related litigation, including employers’ liability, public liability and road traffic accidents.

  • Friends Meeting House
  • 6 Mount Street
  • Manchester
  • M2 5NS
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