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Ruth Sheret, Legal Director

Investigation, Regulation and Tax

Direct Dial: 01905 746 473
Mobile: 07890 625 156

A bit about me

I enjoy helping businesses and individuals facing regulatory issues from facial recognition to fatal accidents. If disaster strikes, my clients know I am only a phone call away. Having worked for international companies, SMEs, charities, schools and a range of individuals, I find regulatory investigations and prosecutions always throw up new and interesting challenges to be overcome.

Both at home and at work, my passion is fairness, from sharing the housework to ensuring my clients get a proper hearing.

Want to know more?

Do not separate health & safety or environmental issues from your core business. Regulatory compliance should not be viewed as getting in the way of general operations.

Risk assess and work out safe practices, then ensure your staff do actually follow them.

Train your staff to treat regulatory matters seriously. They are never just boxes to be ticked.

How long will this take?
Regrettably, regulatory investigations and prosecutions take a long time to resolve, especially if there are concurrent proceedings in criminal, civil and coroners’ courts. Efficient handling of evidence and cordial working relations with all parties can reduce the delay.

If I wind up my company, will that avoid a prosecution?
No. It could even prompt the regulator to consider charging individuals. And unlike companies, individuals can be sent to prison.

How much will this cost?
Regulatory cases are factually complex. So, handling internal and external investigations and long running prosecutions can be costly. However, check insurance policies for legal costs coverage and remember the law protects your freedom of choice of legal representation.

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Expert guidance through inquest with advice on negligence and insurance

Expert advice and guidance for a client from Ruth Sheret through an inquest and with insurance difficulties...

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Construction firm director given suspended sentence and companies fined following death by crushing

Tawanda Chamwandayita from Edgbaston, Birmingham suffered fatal crush injuries when units of glass fell on…

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Tree management systems – essential for the care industry

News emerged recently of an eight-year-old girl suffering catastrophic injuries when a tree fell on…

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‘Black market’ veterinary medicines – educating your clients against buying unsafe drugs

Recent worrying reports across the sector have highlighted how pet owners are turning to ‘black…

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Health & safety responsibilities for schools

The Department for Education (DfE) has updated its guidance note ‘Health and safety: responsibilities and…

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Health and safety really matters

Directors and managers should take notice of the punishment handed out at Leicester Crown Court…

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Greening the economy: financing conservation through innovation

Earlier this month, the Wildlife Conservation Bond was priced in support of South Africa’s efforts…

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Fire safety and obligations imposed on social housing landlords

The Fire Safety Act 2021 received royal assent in April 2021, amending the Regulatory Reform…

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Watch now: Regulatory update and crisis management

What practical aspects of the Fire Safety Act 2021 do you need to be aware…

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Covid-19, Omicron and health and safety at work

The identification of the Omicron variant of coronavirus has already triggered swift action by the…

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