You are here

Book review | Health and Safety Enforcement: Law and Practice – 3rd edition

Richard Matthews QC and James Ageros (editors) Oxford University Press, 2010, £125 ISBN: 978-0199586615

9 April 2012

There is little doubt among criminal lawyers that the profession is in deep trouble. Reforms and cutbacks to the legal aid system are set to lead to what the Criminal Bar Association has described as a “‘pile ‘em high sell ‘em cheap’ model of justice”. The solution for many practitioners has been to diversify into previously niche areas, such as health and safety law.

Against this background, Richard Matthews QC and James Ageros, of 2 Bedford Row, have published the third edition of their Health and Safety Enforcement. According to the health and safety executive’s 2010/11 annual report, the previous year saw 152 workplace deaths and 26,000 reports of serious injury. In 2010, a government review, led by Lord Young, observed that “the number of claims for damages due to an accident or disease has increased slowly but nevertheless significantly over recent years”.

Want to read on?

This article is part of our subscription-based access. Please pick one of the options below to continue.

Already registered? Login to access premium content

SUBSCRIBE for one User

Unlimited access to the entire SJ website for a full year for one user.

  • 10 issues a year delivered to you
  • Digital edition of the magazine for one user – sent to your inbox or accessible through the website
  • Access to premium content on the website
  • Access to the fully searchable online archive of Solicitors Journal, Managing Partner and Private Client Adviser, which spans over 13 years
  • Weekly email newsletter with all the latest news, analysis and features
  • Comment on SJ content and contribute to the SJ community online
  • Advanced search feature
  • Online support
  • Access to SJ app compatible with Android and Apple devices – coming soon!
  • 6 special focuses per year
  • Special offers and discounts on Solicitors Journal and IICJ events

Subscribe

CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION

Your department or entire firm can subscribe to Solicitors Journal online, providing easy access for all who require it. Discount corporate subscription rates apply, based on number of users.

The Corporate IP Licence includes:

  • Digital copy of the magazine sent to individuals’ inboxes and accessible through the website. Solicitors Journal publishes 10 issues per year
  • Unlimited access to premium content on the website based on IP addresses
  • Unlimited access to the fully searchable online archive of Solicitors Journal, Managing Partner and Private Client Adviser, which spans over 13 years
  • Weekly email newsletter with all the latest news, analysis and features
  • Comment on SJ content and contribute to the SJ community online (username required)
  • Unlimited access to SJ app compatible with Android and Apple devices
  • 6 special focuses per year
  • Special offers and discounts on Solicitors Journal and IICJ events

The Corporate IP Licence is tailored to your firm, making it the most cost effective way for the firm to access Solicitors Journal, and enables the firm to remain compliant with copyright and our Terms and Conditions. This gives you the ability to print and circulate articles within the firm.

To enquire about a Corporate IP Licence for your firm, please contact our Subscriptions Manager on emily.beechey@solicitorsjournal.com.