Chris Green

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Chris  Green

Chris Green

Partner

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Biography

Chris leads our and crime and regulatory team across the Midlands and specialises exclusively in providing expert advice in relation to adverse incidents and compliance with regulatory requirements.

His experience includes representing companies, directors, senior managers, public sector organisations and individuals in defending, responding to and avoiding regulatory breaches.

He provides specialist support and advice from the outset following accidents and crisis events such as food, fire, rail and environmental incidents within his clients’ businesses.

Chris was first ranked in Chambers in 2003 and he has been named as one of the Top 50 legal advisers in the North West. For many years he has been a named individual with a Top Tier ranking for Health and Safety in the Legal 500 and quoted in Chambers.

He is also quoted in the legal experts section of Tolley’s Guide to Corporate Manslaughter and has been published, interviewed and quoted by the Times, BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 2, Radio 5 Live and Central News. He has also written published articles for the Financial Times, Insurance Post, Birmingham Post and Estates Gazette and Chris regularly delivers speeches and training for the leading practitioners’ bodies such as IOSH, ROSPA, the British Safety Council etc.

He sits on the IOSH Food and Drink Industries Committee. Before joining Keoghs, Chris led a highly regarded team of specialist regulatory lawyers, the team’s accolades included a top tier ranking in Legal 500 in both the East and West Midlands.

Latest Insights by Chris Green

Blogs 05/05/2021

Legal Professional Privilege

After any work-related accident, businesses are often asked by regulators to share their investigation reports with the police, and/or the local authority or Health and Safety Executive (“HSE”). The HSE often uses these reports as evidence volunteered by a company of the facts on which they decide to issue summonses and then also in court to prove that offences have been committed.

Client Alerts 11/05/2020

Group finances and inter-linked companies: Who is the Weakest Link?

It’s been four years now since the Sentencing Guidelines for health and safety (and some food law offences) was introduced. Although most people in the industry know that fines are now based on categories of company size and turnover, we are still getting queries about how the courts would treat complicated corporate structures where the resources and financial procedures may in some ways be inter-linked.

Blogs 16/09/2019

To report or not to report

Our Crime and Regulatory team recently dealt with a case where a retailer was investigated and interviewed for safety offences after an in-store incident when an elderly customer fell on the shop floor.