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Health & Safety and Company Investigations

Prosecutions for breaches of health and safety regulations are often long and complex. They can result in significant fines, ruinous publicity or imprisonment for the most serious offences.

Our expertise in defending companies against health and safety investigations means we can quickly identify any weaknesses in the case against you and persuasively argue for it to be dismissed or for leniency to be applied to take account of any special circumstances.

Legal advice at the earliest stages of an investigation will significantly increase your chances of achieving a successful outcome. We will be by your side throughout any investigation and you can count on us to stand up for you when you need us to. Our lawyers can assist you with:

  • Risk management systems
  • Health and safety compliance advice
  • Serious incident procedures
  • Inspection visits and accident investigations
  • Improvement notices
  • Emergency advice
  • Criminal prosecutions for corporate manslaughter
  • Representation in an interview under caution
  • Representation at the Magistrates Court, Crown Court or Coroners Inquest

We know the investigating authorities inside out and can assist you with proceedings initiated by the Health and Safety Executive, the police, fire and rescue services, local authorities and many other agencies involved in health and safety enforcement.

Company Investigations

Hodge Jones & Allen regularly advises companies under investigation by the Companies Investigation Branch (CIB) of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills. An investigation could lead to a company being wound up and the directors being subject to criminal proceedings. We are renowned for taking proactive and innovative action at the earliest stage of an investigation. Our experience has shown that swift interventions of this kind can deliver outstanding results for our clients. If you want to be assured of the best possible legal advice on CIB investigations, get in touch, as we have many years experience protecting the interests of directors caught up in this complex area of law. We can represent and advise you on:

  • CIB interviews
  • Directors’ disqualification proceedings
  • High Court proceedings brought by the Secretary of State
  • Criminal proceedings

Contact any member of our friendly and sympathetic team to find out how we can help. You can speak to us in confidence by calling 0800 437 0080. Alternatively you can use the online enquiry form and we will call you. If the situation is urgent then we can be reached outside normal office hours on: 07659 111192.


Raj Chada is representing both the managing director and the company in relation to a Health and Safety Executive prosecution of a developer concerning a building site.

Raj Chada & Ruth Harris represent one of the defendants in the largest ever prosecution brought by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS). There are a number of companies, which it is alleged were run for the purpose of defrauding creditors. Trade suppliers were induced to grant credit facilities which were maximised but payment was never made. The companies would then collapse and new companies would take up where the old company left off and the fraud would start all over again. In addition to the fraud, there are also issues concerning the liquidation/administration of the companies as the accountant carrying out the liquidations was in fact linked directly to the companies. There are also Director’s Disqualification issues, bankruptcy, insolvency and off-shore elements to this case.

Raj Chada is acting for several company directors whose companies are accused of bypassing immigration rules concerning their employees.

Our Serious Fraud Solicitors are backed by nearly four decades of experience with Health & Safety investigation cases. Our legal practice and team of Serious Fraud Solicitors have a strong track record of achieving the best possible results. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 250 6017 today.