Austin Welch to provide seminar on Health and Safety updates

Austin Welch is to provide a seminar discussing updates on Health and Safety law, taking place at the BPP Professional Education, St James Building, Oxford Street, Manchester, on 11 April 2018 at 5:30pm.

Over the past 12 months, health and safety in the criminal courts have continued to attract widespread attention. Whilst most of the focus has been on the continued increase in the level of fines that have been imposed on companies when sentenced at first instance, there have been a number of significant developments in health and safety law and practice. The seminar will cover the following:

  1. Recent cases from the Court of Appeal concerning the application and interpretation of the Sentencing Council Guidelines for health and safety offences,
  2. The decision of the Supreme Court in HM Inspector of Health and Safety v Chevron North Sea Ltd. Concerning the proper approach to appeals against enforcement notices,
  • The new regime for Fee For Intervention.

Austin Welch is an experienced practitioner specialising in health and safety enforcement, environmental law and professional discipline. Austin is regularly instructed to represent individuals and companies charged with regulatory offences in both the Crown Court and Magistrates Court and in inquests and public inquiries. ‘His legal, tactical and presentational abilities are excellent’ – Legal 500.

Click here to view Austin’s full profile. To book your place on the seminar, please contact Jenny Quinn on