Jeff Swales > rradar > Hull, England > Lawyer Profile
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Business Crime and Regulation
Jeff joined rradar from a leading regional law firm in 2018 and leads the Business Crime & Regulation team at rradar’s Hull office. He has over thirty years’ experience of advising and representing businesses and individuals in health & safety and other regulatory investigations and prosecutions.
His experience extends to many industries and sectors. He has handled cases in both the Magistrates Court and Crown Court. He is well used to advising clients in caution interviews and in dealing with the HSE, police and other regulators to manage the investigation to his client’s best advantage.
He has been involved in many Coroner’s Inquests including deaths arising out of workplace accidents, road traffic accidents, in care and in custody.
Jeff was praised for his “in-depth and accurate advice” in the Legal 500 and his “depth of experience handling inquests and prosecutions arising from fatal accidents across a range of industries.”
Law Society, Health and Safety Lawyers Association
rradar acts for clients from a range of sectors, including charities, construction, education and transport, amongst others. The team is jointly led by Jeff Swales in Hull, who has extensive experience in health and safety investigations, inquests and public inquiries, and the ‘exceptional’ Stephanie Thirlwell in Leeds, who handles a varied caseload of criminal and regulatory matters. Former practice head Matthew Coles left the firm in August 2021 to join Brabners LLP.