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Mark Balysz speaking at the HSLA event on 28th March 2018

Representing individuals in health & safety investigations, at a police station and at court; a practical discussion

Increasingly individuals are prosecuted following robust investigation into an incident at work. As a legal advisor representing individuals may present unique challenges and take us into unfamiliar territory.

In this lecture Mark Balysz and Gary Rubin of Blackfords Solicitors, will share their experiences of representing individuals at the investigation stage, at the police station and in court.

Gary will speak about the powers of the police, initial police attendance at a scene of an incident, powers of arrest, pre and post charge powers of the police, bail, pre interview disclosure, interviews under caution and general police conduct. He will also give advice on how best an individual’s position can be protected at the investigation and police interview stage.

Mark Balysz will speak about his experience of defending individuals during a trial, important presentational issues that may influence a jury and key issues to consider when there is more than one defendant.

The lecture will be a practical session and use recent cases to illustrate good practice and where difficulties might arise. It will include consideration of a recent case in which a director was arrested, detained for three days prior to an interview under caution and ultimately acquitted following trial.

Date: Wednesday 28th March 2018

Venue: DAC Beachcroft, 100 Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1BN

Time: Registration 17.30

Drinks & Networking: 19:00

This event is organised and hosted by the Health and Safety Lawyers Association. Please direct all enquiries or booking requests to Hilary Riddle, HSLA Administrator, email hilary@hradmin.co.uk



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