Amanda Lea > DWF > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

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Amanda is a criminal regulatory lawyer representing companies and individuals in relation to investigations and prosecutions by the Police, Health and Safety Executive and other regulatory bodies.




Amanda specialises in health and safety law defending private companies and individuals in prosecutions brought by the Police and the Health and Safety Executive. Amanda also represents Local Authorities facing criminal and regulatory proceedings.

Amanda has experience of handling initial investigations and representing clients in litigation from a range of industries such as the Construction and Leisure sectors and has acted on numerous serious and fatal incident cases.

In the Healthcare sector, Amanda advises care home owners subject to regulatory proceedings initiated by the Care Quality Commission.

Amanda also has Public Inquiry and Inquest experience and advises clients on compliance with and appeals against enforcement notices.

As well as being instructed in health and safety cases, Amanda represents clients in professional discipline matters and has experience of private prosecution work.

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North West > Employment > Health and safety

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DWF‘s 4-partner team offers extensive experience in advising clients on complex health and safety matters. On the non-contentious side, the practice provides detailed advice on complying with regulations, and it is also highly active in helping clients to respond to investigations and prosecutions. The team’s contentious work includes some of the most high-profile matters in this area, including matters involving the police, the HSE and the CQC. The practice is active across a range of sectors, with Vikki Woodfine counting care, education and transport companies amongst her clients. Steffan Groch leads DWF’s global regulatory, compliance and investigations team, with director Gary Smith another key contact. The practice has an able bench of associates, with Amanda Lea and Joanne Witheford handling high-profile inquiries and investigations.