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PTN Compliance Health and Safety With Zurich and Weightmans

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Event summary

Facing a Compliance Prosecution? Prepare for your day in court (and how to avoid it) with Zurich and Weightmans LLP. Over 94% of prosecutions brought to court by the Health and Safety Executive are successful. Whilst Councils seek to ensure they adhere to statutory compliance rules and regulations in the management of their buildings, mistakes do happen and prosecutions ensue. Should you find yourself or your organisation in this situation, would you know what to expect and how best to prepare?


29 November 2021
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:30

Standard price

£375.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£325.00 excl VAT

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About this event

This event will use a courtroom scenario to re-enact a prosecution following a fictitious legionella health and safety incident that could easily happen in your organisation. One solicitor will defend the Council whilst the other seeks to prove blame. Witness evidence will be heard and delegates, acting as the Jury, will consider the facts to deliver the final verdict and determine sentencing.

The ultimate aim is to avoid an incident and prosecution, so guided by law firm Weightmans LLP and risk management firm Zurich, the event will explore the management and avoidance of risks relating to compliance. The focus throughout the day will be the implementation of robust processes and procedures for managing statutory compliance and health and safety in buildings.

This event will enlighten, educate and prepare delegates through careful analysis of the law, culpability, harm and sentencing guidelines. This will be achieved through a very relevant and interactive event exploring and analysing the facts of the case, cross examination of testimony and deliberation via a structured question and answer session and workshop.

Learning outcomes

  • Provide an understanding of the process of prosecution and the procedures through which Health and Safety law is enacted.
  • Be appraised of risk management solutions and strategies to avoid contravention of health and safety law as it relates to the management of building statutory compliance.
  • Learn through the opportunity to discuss with legal and risk management professionals how organisations should avoid, and when necessary, prepare for legal action being taken against them.

Who will benefit?

Anyone involved either directly or indirectly in Health and Safety management and building statutory compliance throughout the public sector. In particular, delegates with responsibility for:

  • managing health and safety and statutory building compliance
  • legal services where organisations are at risk of prosecution for non-compliance with health and safety law
  • senior management duty holders who represent an organisation delivering health and safety compliant premises

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Speaker - Jane Lowrie, Associate, CIPFA Property

Jane is a chartered surveyor with over 35 years’ experience in the property industry. For the past fifteen years, she has focused on the development and implementation of strategic asset management within the public sector. Jane worked for CIPFA as a Property Advisor for over seven years and is now working as a CIPFA Associate delivering professional training and consultancy work to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness in the way public sector land and buildings are managed. During 2017/18, she worked for the ESFA providing technical advice on the Capital Efficiency and Capability Programme, in particular in the development of the Good Estate Management for Schools guidance.

Speaker - Crispin Kenyon, Partner, Weightmans LLP

Crispin Kenyon

Admitted in 1980, Crispin has been a partner since 1986 and joined Weightmans in April 2011 where he leads the London office of a nationwide health and safety team which works exclusively in this field. Crispin's roots are in insurance litigation where he was a specialist for over 30 years in employers', public, product and motor liability claims.

Speaker - Clive Speed, Regional Claims Manager, Zurich Municipal

Clive is a Regional Claims Service Manager for Zurich Municipal, a dedicated public sector risk services and insurance company. Zurich Municipal's purpose is helping the public sector to build resilient communities.

Speaker - Anna Naylor

Anna Naylor

Anna is a regulatory defence lawyer specialising in advising organisations on health and safety, food safety, trading standards and environmental law. She assists clients who are being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive, Local Authorities, Environment Agency and Police following serious incidents. She represents companies in enforcement notice appeals, fee for intervention disputes, environmental permitting issues and prosecutions of companies and individuals for a range of regulatory offences. Anna also provides advice and support for directors and senior managers on regulatory compliance. She assists clients in getting to grips with forthcoming changes to legislation and provides training on a wide variety of health and safety, food safety and environmental topics.

Speaker - James Buchanan

James Buchanan

James Buchanan is recognised as a leading criminal and inquest practitioner, specialising in corporate and gross negligence manslaughter, health and safety, trading standards offences and financial crime. He specialises in workplace crime and has significant experience within the construction, retail, manufacturing, transport and healthcare sectors. According to Chambers UK: “He is excellent in front of clients and very able on his feet. His ‘red meat’ criminal background stands him in good stead when dealing with complex regulatory matters. His case analysis is sound and he is incredibly hard-working and very approachable. He is very good at building relationships”.

Speaker - Lauren Rigg

Lauren Rigg

Lauren is a regulatory lawyer specialising in health and safety. Her client base is made up of companies and individuals from a wide variety of sectors which include local government, manufacturing, construction, food and retail. She has a vast amount of experience in representing clients in investigations by the Health and Safety Executive, Police and Local Authorities in respect of workplace accidents. Lauren also represents companies and individuals charged with the full range of criminal offences.