A major part of Will’s practice is advising and acting in matters related to business regulation, especially defending criminal cases brought by national and local government agencies against company directors and businesses.
Will has extensive experience in matters related to director’s duties under the Companies Act and the Insolvency Act, and health and safety, trading standards, planning and environmental protection regulations.
Insolvency Service v A, B & C
Advising the directors of a MedTech company in relation to an Insolvency Service investigation into an alleged failure to notify creditors of an application to strike off a company.
R v Gettings
Prosecution (led) of the director of a waste disposal management company for gross negligence manslaughter and failing to discharge a duty under s.33 Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 following the death of a scrap yard worker who had become entangled in an industrial conveyor belt.
Companies House v RM
Defence of company directors prosecuted under the Companies Act 2006 for failing to deliver up company accounts. Instructed by Brabners LLP.
DBEIS v GC
Defence of a businessman prosecuted by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy for allegedly falsifying invoices during the winding up of multi-million pound business in order to account for fraudulent cash withdrawals. Instructed by Oracle solicitors.
HSE v MR
Defence of a business owner prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive following an accident in which an employee’s hand was amputated.
HSE v Company X
Defence of a company prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive for allegedly dangerous excavation and building works at a residential property in London.
Trading Standards v SA & Ors
Defence of the company secretary of a London estate agency against allegations of fraudulent trading.
Trading Standards v SK & Ors
Defence of the director of a car dealership charged with various offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.