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Vikki Woodfine

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Vikki is a regulatory law expert specialising in road transport law and health and safety and crisis management matters.

Career

Vikki is a passionate and vocal regulatory lawyer specialising in transport work (focus mainly on HGV, bus and coach operators), health and safety matters, care regulation and safeguarding. Vikki is very experienced in crisis management and dealing with highly emotive cases.

Vikki likes to get "under the skin" of clients' businesses to understand their needs and help them to achieve best practice levels of regulatory compliance.

Her transport expertise covers operator licensing, transport compliance issues, Public Inquiries, auditing, clandestine entrants/vehicle seizures/smuggling, due diligence, training and advocacy (Magistrates' Court and Public Inquiries).

She also represents companies and individuals facing CPS/HSE prosecutions following serious incidents, she has acted on numerous fatal incident investigations and has experience of gross negligence & corporate manslaughter cases. She was part of the team that secured the first-ever acquittal in a corporate manslaughter prosecution (R v PS & JE Ward). On behalf of her clients, Vikki also deals with accident investigations, PACE and employee interviews, and acts as advocate at Coroner's Inquests and within the Magistrates' Court.

Vikki also has experience in care regulation and care quality matters, including safeguarding; dealing with a full spectrum of care providers and education businesses. Vikki has particular experience representing schools and nurseries across a spectrum of regulatory and criminal issues.

Professional Memberships

Health & Safety Lawyers Association