The Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association

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Who we are?

The Health and Safety Lawyers' Association (HSLA) is the professional association for prosecution and defence solicitors, barristers and lawyers who practice in and areas associated with health and safety law. We currently have over 650 members across the UK.

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What we do

We run a comprehensive programme of events throughout the year and across the UK with the aim of sharing knowledge and good practice amongst our members.

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Become a member

Our aims and objectives include: To act as thought leaders and shape the development of health and safety law and issues effecting the enforcement and court process associated with it. To further research and educate and train its members; and to promote the expertise of its members in dealing with issues of health and safety law.

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How to join?

The subscription for HSLA membership is £60.00 per person. The HSLA membership year is the calendar year -- from January to December. There is no reduction for joining part way through the year because HSLA events are free to members or heavily subsidised by HSLA.

HSLA EVENTS

We run a comprehensive programme of events throughout the year and across the UK with the aim of sharing knowledge and good practice amongst our members.

Our events focus on topical issues and key cases in health and safety law and are delivered by experts in this field.

Every year we hold an annual conference and dinner. As well as being attended by a number of our members and non-members, we also host key influencers in the world of health and safety including from The Health and Safety Executive, Crown Prosecution Service, British Safety Council, Institute of Directors, IOSH and Trades Union Congress and others.

HSLA RESOURCES

One of the benefits of being a HSLA member is access to our resources. Most of our resources are downloadable in PDF format.

Recent documents include:

  • Building a Safer Future – Independent Review of Building Regulations & Fire Safety
  • Legal Professional Privilege & HSE Investigations
  • HM Inspector of Health and Safety v Chevron North Sea Ltd

You can join HSLA online via our Join Us page.

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HSLA Administrator

Hilary Riddle
43 Howard Street
Oxford OX4 3AY
Telephone: 01865 790777
Mobile: 07891 592747
Email: hilary@hradmin.co.uk

KNOWLEDGE

A guide to recent changes in the procedure and the law of inquests

A presentation by Tim Green regarding the Coroner’s Court. This was a short lecture given by Tim before the panel discussion of 3 events which HSLA hosted in Birmingham, Manchester and London regarding The Duty of Candour. 6 of the important cases heard in the Court of Appeal or AdministrativeCourt in the last year. Objective:

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Duty of Candour, truth, accountability, and learning from the past, Hillsborough, Grenfell and beyond

A presentation prepared by Pete Weatherby QC for the series of 3 events which HSLA hosted in Birmingham, Manchester and London regarding The Duty of Candour. The problem In disaster and controversial death cases the victims generally want three things: Facts, accountability, prevention of recurrence. Those ‘intheframe’, usually public authorities and officials, and private entities

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R v Faltec- Court of Appeal Guidance

New Court of Appeal guidance on (i) assessing the likelihood of harm, (ii) considering the resources of linked organisations, and (iii) brevity of skeleton arguments In R v Faltec [2019] EWCA (Crim) 520 the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) gave important further guidance on the application of the Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter, Food

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