Richard specialises in representing companies, directors and individual employees across a wide spectrum of regulatory investigations and prosecutions. He has extensive experience in dealing with investigations and prosecutions following fatal workplace accidents involving allegations of corporate manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter and breaches of health and safety legislation.
Richard was involved in one of the first corporate manslaughter cases, representing one of the company’s directors who was ultimately acquitted of all charges. He also regularly advises and represents companies and individuals at inquests including those involving deaths in custody.
Latest Insights by Richard Ollier
The Supreme Court has confirmed that employment tribunals are entitled to consider all evidence relevant to the state of affairs which existed when a Prohibition Notice was served, whether or not it was available to the inspector at the time.
We take a look at the HSE’s statistics for 2017, analysing key figures and trends surrounding health and safety in the workplace.
In our latest blog we take a look at the new process for disputing Health and Safety Executive FFI invoices, introduced on 1 September 2017 following the OCS judicial review.
Since the introduction of the new sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences there has been a steep increase in the level of fines imposed by the courts on those who breach the law.