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Accidents at work and privileged investigations seminar

Date: 28th February 2019

Time: 09:00 - 13:05

Location:
The Studio
67 Hope Street
Glasgow
G2 6AE

CPD Hours: 3hours

This seminar will provide delegates with valuable advice on how to conduct an accident investigation or fatal accident inquiry, manage relationships with regulators, and consider when a privileged report might be required.

3 hours verifiable CPD

No matter how many safeguards we apply, or how carefully we plan, accidents happen in the workplace. According to the Health and Safety Executive, 144 workers were killed in 2017/18, while an additional 100 members of the public were killed in workplace activities. This is tragic and can be a time of great difficulty for in-house counsel at affected organisations, putting them in an awkward position regarding relationships with regulators and co-workers and in understanding the role of legal professional privilege in conducting their investigation.

This seminar will provide delegates with valuable advice on how to conduct an accident investigation or fatal accident inquiry, manage relationships with regulators and consider when a privileged report might be required.

At this seminar you will:

  • Review procedures and key legislation for conducting workplace investigations
  • Address the role played by different regulators and how to work with them effectively
  • Discuss issues concerning legal professional privilege and consider the circumstances in which it might be required
  • Elena Fry, Partner, Brodies, Chair
  • Charles Livingstone, Partner, Brodies
  • Michael Upton, Advocate, Advocates' Library
  • 09:00 - 09:30

    Registration and refreshments
  • Speaker
    Elena Fry, Partner, Brodies
    • Important legislation: Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013/1471
    • Reviewing the provisions of the Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Act 2016
    • Key case law

    Speaker
    Michael Upton, Advocate, Advocates' Library
    • Procedures to follow and issues that might arise
    • Researching and writing the report

    Speaker
    Elena Fry, Partner, Brodies
  • 11:15 - 11:30

    Refreshments and networking
    • Implications of Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation and other recent caselaw
    • What is the nature of legal privilege in an internal investigation and how can it be protected?
    • What risks are entailed and when might it be appropriate to waive privilege?

    Speaker

    Charles Livingstone is a partner in the Government, Regulation and Competition division at Brodies LLP. He advises and acts for clients in relation to the full range of competition law issues, including antitrust compliance, enforcement and investigations of potential or actual breaches of competition law. He also advises and writes on issues relating to legal professional privilege, including recent caselaw on the limits of privilege in the context of investigations.

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  • 12:0 - 13:00

    Lunch and networking

Prices

prices exclude VAT

Member:
£129.14
 
New member:
£116.67
 
Accredited Paralegal:
£116.67
 
Trainee:
£116.67
 
Unemployed member:
£104.17
 
Non-member:
£141.67
 

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