Police investigations

When the worst happens, you need expert advice from lawyers who have been there before and understand the impact on you and your organisation.

We have dealt with police investigations into fatalities in the workplace for over 20 years, across a range of industries.  We know the risks that you are facing and can help ensure that any investigations focus on the right issues and that you and your colleagues receive the advice they need.  We will ensure that the police and any co-investigators comply with their own duties and responsibilities and that you work constructively with them and are able to respond positively to their enquiries.

Our lawyers

The team are true experts in the field.  They routinely advise companies immediately following fatal accidents and have particular expertise of investigations into deaths within healthcare settings.

Our experience

Our past cases have included:

  • Numerous cases of individuals dying during police restraint, whilst under the supervision of medical professionals.  
  • Representing a secure mental health provider during the manslaughter investigation into the death of a detained patient whilst on escorted leave.
  • Advising the director of a care home business being investigated in his personal capacity following a serious injury to an employee in a lift shaft.
  • Representing an NHS Trust being investigated for corporate manslaughter following a series of deaths within their maternity unit.
  • Representing an aluminium recycling business during an investigation and subsequent prosecution following the death of a building contractor on site.
  • A police investigation into a fire at a waste transfer station including a challenge to a decision to prevent the client having access to key evidence.
  • Advising a care home group during a long running investigation into the death of an elderly resident which led to over 30 carers being interviewed under caution.

Our clients

  • Healthcare providers
  • Universities and government bodies
  • Waste businesses
  • Building contractors
  • Agricultural businesses
  • Large corporate bodies
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