Solent: Trethowans launches new health and safety service

Law firm Trethowans, which has offices in Southampton, Salisbury and Poole as well as a base in Winchester, has launched a new offering as it continues its expansion.

The firm has appointed partner Sarah Wheadon to head up and launch its new health and safety and regulatory division, which will help businesses and individuals stay on the right side of the law when it comes to health and safety legislation, environmental rules and other such legal obligations. It will also defend companies or individuals being investigated or taken to court for breaches of these regulations.

Wheadon 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, Wheadon also regularly prosecutes for the RSPCA and is experienced in animal welfare law.

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