Simon Joyston-Bechal


Webinar: April 2021 health & safety legislation update

Listen back, on-demand, as Simon Joyston-Bechal provides the latest advice on staying within the laws regarding COVID-19, staff returning to the workplace, vaccination requirements and how you should go on social distancing arrangements. Read More

Webinar: Health and safety law conundrums during the COVID-19 pandemic

Download: October 2020 Legislation Update COVID-19 continues to bring unprecedented challenges for people, businesses and societies. To help you navigate Read More

Returning to work once COVID-19 lockdown relaxes – What’s expected in health and safety criminal law and how can you avoid prosecution?

Your organisation is looking ahead to stepwise resumption of operations once the COVID-19 lockdown starts to be eased. But what are your health and safety criminal law obligations for the return to work and what do you need to do to stay on the right side of the criminal law? Read More

April 2020 legislation update Q&A

Following April's Legislation Update webinar, we put some of your unanswered questions to panellists Simon Joyston-Bechal, from Turnstone Law and James Meredith, from Russell-Cooke. Read their answers here, or listen back to the session in full. Read More

Responding to COVID-19 – What does your organisation need to do to stay on the right side of the criminal law?

Your organisation is now making preparations for the coming COVID-19 pandemic and you are deluged with specific concerns, information and action plans that need to be developed. Amongst the many questions being asked by the Board, should be a cut through question: 'What are our health and safety criminal law obligations in dealing with the coronavirus, what do we have to do and how can we protect ourselves from blame if we get it wrong?' Read More

April 2019 legislation update Q&A

Sentencing Council evaluation of impact of sentencing guidelines. Is there a duty to warn in health & safety criminal law? Can you delegate health & safety criminal law duties to contractors? This will all feature in our next legislation webinar on Monday 29 April. Read More

Do companies have a duty to warn others in health and safety criminal law?

Lawyer Dr. Simon Joyston-Bechal from Turnstone Law asks whether a company has a duty to warn others if it was aware of an issue, even if it was more than six years ago. Read More

Health and safety criminal law duties can in some cases be delegated to contractors, according to a leading lawyer

Dr. Simon Joyston-Bechal from Turnstone Law, says while delegation is hard, it does not mean 'you should be automatically liable if your contractor fails'. Read More

Squibb Group case: Court of Appeal reduces level of fine on obtaining ‘likelihood of harm’ evidence

Latest Court of Appeal decision underlines the importance of obtaining expert evidence on the ‘likelihood of harm’ when responding to a health and safety prosecution. Read More

New sentencing guidelines propose jail terms of up to 18 years for gross negligence manslaughter

New sentencing guidelines covering gross negligence manslaughter have just been published and are set to increase jail terms for the worst workplace safety breaches causing death. Read More



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