Simon Joyston-Bechal


Employee away days: Where does the duty of care lie?

25 people were treated for burns in June after they walked across hot coals as part of a corporate away day in Switzerland. Outside of the office, does an employer have a duty of care for employees voluntarily taking part in an external activity? SHP investigates… Read More

Brexit Freedoms Bill ‘unlikely’ to change health & safety legal landscape

A new Bill is to be brought forward by the government, under plans unveiled by Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to mark the two-year anniversary of ‘Getting Brexit Done’. Read More

United Airlines implements mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all domestic employees

600 United Airlines workers are facing termination after refusing COVID vaccine. Could similar policies be coming to the UK? Read More

When are we allowed to return to the office?

Dr Simon Joyston-Bechal, Director at Turnstone Law, explores the legal boundaries for England, in order to help organisations to stay on the right side of the criminal law. Read More

The legalities of returning to work in times of COVID-19

The latest health & safety legislation update about returning to work, a chat with SHP’s Most Influential Person, Hilda Palmer, and the role of smart PPE in protecting lone workers. Read More

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

SHP Webinars Find upcoming live, interactive webinars plus on-demand sessions to watch back at your convenience.​ SHP runs regular health 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



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