Trethowans launches new service for businesses

08 Feb 2016

We have launched a brand-new offering as we continue to expand across Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire. Partner Sarah Wheadon has been appointed to head up the new health and safety and regulatory division, which will help businesses and individuals stay on the right side of the law.

Sarah is a criminal solicitor and higher court advocate and advises businesses on compliance with regulations, including health and safety, environmental, bribery, food safety and consumer protection. Over her 20 year career she has successfully defended countless businesses and individuals being investigated for breaches of regulations by authorities such as the Health and Safety Executive, Environment Agency and Trading Standards. As well as compliance and defence work, Sarah also regularly prosecutes for the RSPCA and is experienced in animal welfare law.

Sarah’s appointment at Trethowans, signals the launch of the new health and safety and regulatory service. The division will give businesses vital advice to ensure they are on the right side of the law when it comes to health and safety legislation, environmental rules and other legal obligations. It will also defend companies or individuals being investigated or taken to court for breaches of regulations.

In addition to bringing something new to Trethowans’ clients, Sarah’s appointment will add to the well-established insurance litigation service, giving businesses and insurers full representation in both civil and criminal proceedings.

Sarah said: “I’m very much looking forward to spearheading Trethowans’ health and safety and regulatory division, particularly working in an advisory capacity. Prevention is always better than cure and our mission will be to keep businesses out of the courtroom by ensuring they are fully compliant.”

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