Health and Safety – a practical guide to getting the basics right

Date: Wednesday 10th April 2024
Time: 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Location: Lockton International, 3 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 3BN
Cost: Free
Member event
SME Club

Olliers’ team of specialist regulatory lawyers provide a Health & Safety Law Update.

Health and safety regulations apply across all industries and it is the business’ legal responsibility to minimise the risk of accidents, injuries and ill-health for not only their employees but non-employees too.

We will discuss how a business can create a safe workplace, preparing a Health & Safety policy, managing risk and more.

This will also touch on the consultation launched regarding Martyn’s law aimed at reducing the risks we as a society face from terrorism.

Olliers’ team has significant experience in advising individuals and organisations in relation to health and safety matters, including investigations and prosecutions.

About the Speakers:

Gareth Martin Partner - Olliers Solicitors

Gareth joined Olliers in 2023 and is an experienced criminal and regulatory solicitor with over 15 years post qualification experience. Gareth has built strong relationships with both clients and fellow professionals in the sector and is well regarded for his attention to detail, as well as, his firm but reassuring approach.

Gareth has worked primarily with privately funded clients in recent years, but also has considerable experience assisting insured individuals and businesses facing both regulatory and criminal investigation/proceedings, as well as, professionals being pursued by various regulators and membership organisations.

Gareth has successfully represented those pursued by Trading Standards for various offences including alleged breaches of consumer protection regulations. He has acted for businesses and individuals in matters brought by the Health and Safety Executive for breaches of safety legislation and clients prosecuted by the Environment Agency for alleged breaches under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Gareth has also provided advice and assistance to those facing action by the police and local authorities.

Matthew Claughton Managing Director - Olliers Solicitors

Matthew Claughton is Olliers Solicitors Managing Director and is ranked by the Legal 500 2023 as a top tier practitioner in both fraud and criminal law.  Quotes from the Legal 500 include ‘Matt Claughton – Managing Partner, the go to solicitor for private crime.   Impeccable acquittal rate, straight talking but super bright’

Matthew is the 2021 winner of the Legal Awards Partner of the Year having previously won the award in 2015.  Matthew has been with the firm for 33 years and specialises in defending allegations of serious crime, fraud, regulatory matters and sexual offences. He is often asked to act for clients during  the investigative stage of the criminal process and has a reputation for dealing with crisis management focussing not only on avoiding a criminal charge but also minimising the negative consequences of an investigation whatever its nature.

Matthew Claughton won the Legal 500 Northern Powerhouse Solicitor of the year award for crime in March 2023 (

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