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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

Elizabeth Swinburn - Partner

Elizabeth Swinburn

Partner

+44 (0)1223 447436

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Valerie Lambert - Partner

Valerie Lambert

Partner

+44 (0)1223 447427

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

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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."
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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

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“The particular knowledge of our trust since becoming a foundation school through to a multi-academy trust makes their relationship with us unique. With their specialist education knowledge we find Hewitsons to be an invaluable part of our team.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500


“Their strengths, in particular regarding our sometimes quirky approach to running a trust, we find to be very useful. It is this that makes them stand out in our view against others.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

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