Jayne is a specialist in defending criminal prosecutions arising out of the breach of Regulatory laws. She has worked with individuals and companies across multiple industries including the construction sector, the port industry, the waste management sector and the food retail sector.

She works with clients to assess and minimize the risks facing them in internal and external investigations and advises on liabilities and proceedings arising from investigations by regulatory bodies including The Health & Safety Executive, Food Standards Agency and The Environment Agency.

Able to provide assistance from the first indications that a regulatory investigation is taking place, Jayne can provide representation at interviews under caution and carry out detailed privileged investigations. She approaches her preparation with meticulous care and her hands-on approach and thorough investigations are valued by her clients.

Jayne is personable and gets to the heart of the issues by asking the right questions to enable a proper analysis of the facts, often working to tight deadlines and always remaining aware of client’s budget constraints.

Once a matter has been litigated, Jayne has the experience to advise Defendants on their plea, the benefits of an early guilty plea and on culpability and harm within the Sentencing guideline framework. Her preparation for mitigation is scrupulous in detail.

In addition to criminal proceedings, Jayne also has experience representing Interested Persons during the Inquest process.

  • Individuals
  • Corporates
  • Working within a team which represented a large multinational food company against a Local Authority claim for breach of Health and Safety law, achieving an excellent outcome with significant reductions to the fines proposed by the Prosecutor.
  • Working as part of a team advising a large national company based in multiple locations on the fatality of a contractor on site. The matter involved careful analysis of liability in respect of the duty of care to non-employees under Health & Safety legislation.
  • Investigating a food contamination matter for a major high street food chain resulting in the investigation being dropped by the regulator.
  • Representing a director of a small company in an interview under caution at the police station following the fatality of an employee.
  • Carrying out thorough due diligence in respect of Health & Safety documentation in a commercial deal.

Previous Law Firms

  • Vizards Wyeth
  • Nelson and Co
  • Eversheds

 

Professional Memberships

  • HSLA (Health & Safety Lawyers Association) member
  • IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) member

 

Previous Businesses

  • In House secondments to: QBE, Cornhill and Zurich Insurers.

 

Education

  • College of law York-Legal Practice Course
  • University of Exeter-BA Law and Society and BA Law

 

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