Expert Legal Advice in a Crisis

Blake Morgan provides a 24-hour legal response service for our clients in the event of an incident or emergency situation.

Actions taken and decisions made during the early stages of an incident or emergency situation will significantly impact upon the outcome for your business and your people. A swift and effective response can minimise the disruption and reputational risk to which your business will be exposed. Our experienced team of solicitors and barristers will be on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to support you at this time of crisis.

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Main Areas Of Practice


Workplace fatalities

A fatality at work is among the most difficult emergency scenario a business can face; the stakes are high with the risk of criminal charges, large fines and imprisonment. Alongside managing internal and criminal investigations, you will also need to communicate effectively with your stakeholders, regulators and, most importantly, employees. Our Critical Incident team will help guide you through the process.

Environmental incidents

Some businesses due to their nature are more susceptible to environmental incidents, ranging from natural disasters to issues with hazardous waste or noise pollution. Our team of experts are experienced in environmental incident law and can help manage reporting to enforcement authorities including the Environment Agency and Local Environmental Health.

Product recall

When a product fault comes to light our Critical Incident team can help you manage the recall process, take remedial action, manage investigations, handle claims or prosecutions and effectively communicate to your customers and stakeholders to mitigate the risk of reputational damage and financial loss.

Hygiene emergency protection notices

If you are running a food manufacturing company, catering business or restaurant then you need to understand the enforcement powers of local authorities when it comes to ensuring the highest standards of hygiene on your premises. Food and hygiene laws are complex, but we work with a number of start-ups and large businesses in the industry to help them remain compliant and defend themselves in the event that they receive a protection notice.

Food safety alerts

From food allergy labelling to food contamination, our expert team specialises in UK and EU food law and can advise on the management and communication of food safety alerts including liaising with the Food Standards Agency and other regulatory bodies.

Safeguarding incidents

If you work with vulnerable children or adults, we can help ensure you have processes such as staff training and DBS checks in place to reduce the risk of safeguarding allegations. If an allegation has already been made, we provide straightforward advice on the safeguarding investigation process and legal implications of the investigation or its findings – guiding you through every step of the process.

Data and cyber security

In today's digital age we handle more information on our customers, clients and employees than ever before. From data security breaches to cyber security attacks, our experts in data protection, privacy, white collar crime and technology work together to provide solutions that support and protect your business both now and in the future.

Dawn raids

An unannounced inspection or 'dawn raid' can cause panic and disrupt business operations if you are not prepared. We work closely with our clients to put procedures in place that will help in the event that a dawn raid occurs and will support them and their business through the investigation process and beyond.

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Our Clients


Our crisis management experts work alongside public and private sector clients across all industries to implement a strategy for managing and co-ordinating their response in an emergency, including liaison with investigators and communication with staff, external stakeholders and the media.

We bring our wealth of experience and recognised expertise to support your senior management team and achieve the best possible outcome for your business and your people.

Highlights


Advising on police and regulatory investigations including the Health and Safety Executive, Environment Agency/ Natural Resources Wales, local authorities, Care Quality Commission/Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales, Health Inspectorate Wales, Information Commissioner and Charity Commission.


Representing clients during criminal prosecutions brought by the Crown Prosecution Service for corporate manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter.


Advising clients on information sharing and disclosure including advice on the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998.


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