24 hour critical incident response

Blake Morgan's cross office Critical Incident Team 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. 

We will work alongside your senior management team to implement a strategy for managing and co-ordinating your response to include your liaison with Investigators and communication with your staff, your stakeholders, the industry in which you operate and the media. We will 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. A crisis tests the abilities of your team to the full: crisis management training gives them the knowledge, experience and practice to succeed under pressure. 

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We act for corporate and individual clients in the private, public and third sectors across a wide range of industries including agriculture, construction and civil engineering, education, energy, health and social care, manufacturing and retail and leisure.

Areas of expertise

We will support you with the following:

  • Workplace fatalities
  • Environmental incidents
  • Sudden unexpected death of a patient/service user
  • Deaths in detention
  • Product recall
  • Hygiene emergency protection notices
  • Food safety alerts
  • Safeguarding incidents
  • Data security breaches
  • Dawn raids

Significant experience

Our lawyers have specialist expertise as follows:

  • Critical incident planning and training
  • Police investigations and/or investigations by Regulators 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
  • Information sharing and disclosure including advice on the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998
  • Appeals against statutory enforcement notices and/or challenges to warning notices issued by Regulators
  • Criminal prosecutions brought by the Crown Prosecution Service for corporate manslaughter and gross negligence manslaughter
  • Criminal prosecutions brought by Regulators
  • Coroner's investigations and inquest including Article 2 ECHR inquests
  • Interviews under caution
  • Internal evidence gathering and investigations
  • Legal privilege
  • Libel and defamation issues
  • Reputation management
  • Civil remedies - injunctions and restraining orders
  • External Inquiries
  • Serious Case Reviews
  • Multidisciplinary safeguarding investigations concerning adults and children
  • Mental health and capacity issues
  • Emergency interventions including consent to, refusal and withdrawal of treatment, Emergency Protection Orders and applications to the Court of Protection
  • Inspections by Regulators to include support with factual accuracy responses and ratings reviews
  • 'Lessons learned' initiatives
  • Risk management strategies, policies and procedures

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