Freeths, Nottingham

Thursday 13 November 2014, 9.30 – 1.00pm, Freeths, Nottingham (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Freeths offices in Leicester, Milton Keynes and Birmingham)

The Local Authority and me, I! The position of Senior Officers and Managers in Criminal Investigations

Presented by Freeths and Browne Jacobson

Seminar overview

There are plenty of seminars on Corporate Criminal Liability but what about the position of individual Senior Officers in Local Authorities?

This seminar gives practical advice to Senior Officers on what issues they may well face in a criminal investigation and how to deal with them.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The increasing legal liability of Senior Officers
  • Who is a Senior Officer/Manager?
  • Manslaughter investigations – the role of the Police and the HSE
  • What happens on arrest!
  • Interviews at the Station – the Golden rules on how to perform
  • Separate legal representation for the individual
  • Internal Investigation Reports – the dangers within for the individual!
  • The effect on the family
  • The Local Authority will blame me?

Duration: Half a day (3 CPD points) including lunch

Speaker Profiles:

Paul Burnley has handled numerous high profile criminal investigations and defended Clients in areas such as Corporate/Individual manslaughter, Health & Safety Prosecutions and Bribery allegations as well as representing them in Coroner’s Inquests which attract their own publicity nowadays.

He has also created successful training sessions for Clients in areas such as handling a criminal investigation, individual manager liability, interviews under caution and corporate manslaughter issues to name but a few. Because of his reputation, he continues to be a guest speaker in high profile venues and is, by way of example, introduced by the likes of Lexis Nexis and Butterworths as being a “National Expert” and regarded as such by the audience.

Andy Hopkin, Partner at Browne Jacobson specialises in regulatory and health and safety law; advisor and advocate in criminal prosecutions and inquests for public and private bodies.


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If you would like to send a list of registrants, please email Julie.Scheller@freeths.co.uk.