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Health & Safety

Health & Safety

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Health and safety is often given a bad press in the media. It is however a fundamentally important area of protection for employees in (and often outside) the workplace.


Employment law reflects this importance, imposing severe civil and criminal punishments on businesses who fail to ensure the health and safety of its workforce and others such as visitors.


At Hewitsons, we advise businesses who have received Improvement and Prohibition Notices from enforcement agencies such as the Health and Safety Executive and Local Authorities, as well as businesses who receive invitations from these agencies for PACE Act interviews under caution.


Our employment lawyers also advise employers on claims brought by injured or ill employees and former employees, such as unfair and constructive unfair dismissal, as well as the procedures to follow when addressing the long term absences of employees who may have been made ill or been injured at the workplace.

Key Contacts

Valerie Lambert - Partner

Valerie Lambert

Partner

+44 (0)1223 447427

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Elizabeth Swinburn - Partner

Elizabeth Swinburn

Partner

+44 (0)1223 447436

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Meet the team

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"They showed tenacity and skillful guidance not just to define the project but to ensure all parties were aware of their responsibilities."
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"A relaxed and friendly approach combined with an in-depth understanding of the charity sector
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"The whole team is extremely knowledgeable but also quick to respond with the answers and give complete support."
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"They have a close knit team that keeps all of its members in the loop." 
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"Virginia Henley is approachable, knowledgeable, explains herself clearly and listens to her clients’ needs and wishes."
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"On behalf of the trustees who attended your excellent training session yesterday, a very sincere thank you. It was excellent and I know it gave those present a lot to think about!"
A Cambridge Charitable Foundation


"Thank-you Virginia for all your help and guidance directing us through the charity incorporation process - you have been so very helpful. When colleagues have spoken to me about the conversion process, I have always, and will continue to, recommend you."
Psoriasis Association

"Thank you so much for a thought-provoking and vital presentation. I am very grateful to you. It will help immensely. All best."
Mr D

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“Hewitsons is an impressive practice – client-focused, efficient and effective. The firm punches well above its weight.”
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“Great communication, reasonable fees, good value for the money.”
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“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
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“I particularly liked the approach of Hewitsons in that we worked with the same lawyer from initial discussions and quotation through to completion of the sale. This meant there was good continuity throughout the project.”
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"In my experience Hewitsons is top of its class. It has experts in every field."
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"Hewitsons is outstanding. It is professional, knowledgeable and efficient."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500