Investigations, Inquiries and Criminal Prosecutions

Health and Safety legal liabilities are one of the major financial and criminal risks faced by the top corporate hierarchy in South Africa. Investigations, inquiries and criminal prosecutions have in the past paved the way for civil suits against companies or have even potentially put directors’ personal assets on the line. Legal compliance with relevant legislation is now critical to corporate survival.

Our Advocates and Lawyers, who specialise in Health and Safety, can therefore assist from the start to the conclusion of any such actions.

Our reactive service encompasses the following:

  • Correct formulation of documentation for submission to the Department of Mineral resources or the Department of Labour.
  • Preparation of documentation such as affidavits, accident reports etc.
  • Client representation at all stages of an investigation, inquiry or criminal prosecution is available, including precautionary advice against incrimination.