Browne Jacobson LLP

Andrew Hopkin

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Andy is a Partner and an experienced criminal regulatory advocate who advises both public and private sector clients including local authorities, fire authorities and health trusts as well as acting for private commercial organisations directly or through their insurers.

He is able to call upon his eight years’ experience as a criminal lawyer when dealing with investigations and prosecutions. He specialises in regulatory work defending corporate bodies and individuals in prosecutions brought by Regulators such as the Health and Safety Executive, Environment Agency, Gang Masters Licensing Authority, Care Quality Commission and local authorities. He also prosecutes cases advising and representing organisations such as Natural England and Fire Authorities.

He has a considerable knowledge of the law relating to corporate manslaughter and has acted for clients both before and after the new law came into force. He has advised in respect of numerous fatal and non-fatal accidents and criminal investigations in connection with a variety of industries and undertakings. This includes deaths or serious incidents on construction sites, industrial premises, farms and in NHS and local authority premises.

Andy provides pro-active risk management advice to organisations in respect of the issues surrounding corporate manslaughter and other specific health & safety risks.