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The FFI-xers

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We meet the men who forced the HSE to overhaul its FFI disputes process. [Read More...]

Examining HSE costs under the FFI

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Michael Appleby Interview With Lexis Nexis [Read More...]

FFI Judicial Review Seminar

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If you would like to know more about the Judicial Review we are holding a seminar on Monday 20 March 2017, 5pm to 6pm. This seminar is free to attend. [Read More...]

HSE settles judicial review brought by OCS Group before High Court hearing

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has settled a judicial review of its dispute process under its Fee for Intervention Scheme (FFI) out of court before the planned High Court hearing on 8 March 2017. [Read More...]

HSE agrees to reform the appeals process for its fee for intervention scheme

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Following the application made by Micheal Appleby (Partner at FSW) on behalf OCS Group UK Limited for a judicial review of the The Health & Safety Executive appeals process for its fee for intervention scheme, the HSE has agreed to consult with stakeholders about how to make the process independent.A spokesperson for HSE said: “HSE has always kept the dispute process under review and following a recent application for a judicial review we believe the time is right to move to a dispute process which is completely independent of HSE.”The current position is that the consent order has been [Read More...]

Challenging An Enforcement Notice

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The issue of appealing enforcement notices, along with Fee For Intervention (FFI) invoices is one companies must consider carefully. It must always be borne in mind that if an Enforcement Notice is not appealed, then the validity of that Notice cannot be challenged in any subsequent prosecution for breach of the Notice. Similarly, if an FFI invoice is paid without complaint, you are effectively agreeing that your organisation committed a ‘material breach’ of health and safety regulations because a FFI invoice can only be issued if a ‘material breach’ is found by an inspector. [Read More...]

Judicial Review of HSE’s Fee for Intervention (FFI) Scheme.

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Mike Appleby, FSW partner has obtained permission for his client from the High Court to proceed with its Judicial Review of HSE’s Fee for Intervention (FFI) Scheme. [Read More...]

Fee For Intervention Charges Increase

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Why has the HSE risked angering businesses, especially those in the manufacturing and construction industry, which have been hardest hit by the FFI scheme? In the last year the manufacturing industry has paid around £5.2 million in FFI charges, with the construction sector following close behind at £4.2 million. [Read More...]

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