I have regularly been asked about the enforcement of the FSO (FSO) in specialised housing since I began dealing with fire safety cases in 2006. For the most part, very little has changed over the past 12 years and my answers to...Read More
Institution of Fire Engineers, The University of Central Lancashire & Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service Date – 2nd May 2018 Registration opens at 09:30hrs, event starts at 10:00hrs until 16:00 Venue: University of...Read More
Owners rapped after smoke detectors painted over and emergency signs broken at pub blaze A PUB owner and its former licensee have been spared jailed despite putting lives at risk by breaching fire safety regulations. Burnley...Read More
Former County Councillor Landlord Given Suspended Prison Sentence for Fire Breaches after Baby Thrown Out Of Flat Window
A landlord has been given a suspended prison sentence following a fire at an HMO in Preston, Lancashire. Valli Patel, 74, was ordered to pay £18,455 in fines and costs, in addition to a 24 week prison sentence suspended...Read More
Family tells of horror after dad had to catch tot thrown from flats blaze https://www.lep.co.uk/news/crime/family-tells-of-horror-after-dad-had-to-catch-tot-thrown-from-flats-blaze-1-8908861...Read More
Many thanks to the 30+ people who attended the ‘Risk Assessing The Risk Assessor’ seminar in High Wycombe on 5th October. The interaction and debate is always a highlight and I appreciate the feedback. Thoroughly...Read More
Many thanks for the kind feedback below from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue following a recent two day in house training course. For more information on in house training please email email@example.com “I really enjoyed...Read More
A barber shop owner told a court he was “really sorry” for failing to stop workers sleeping in a basement with no fire safety provision, as a Cumbria court fined him more than £10,000. Mehmet Oncu, 36, leaseholder of...Read More
As far as the Criminal Law is concerned, there are two types of cases which involve fire fatalities. The first, and most obvious, is a death resulting from arson. An investigation into arson would usually centre on finding the...Read More
Speaker: Warren Spencer Date: 5th October Venue: Holiday Inn, M40, Jct. 4, High Wycombe, HP11 1TL Time: 9:30 – 12:30 Cost: £75+VAT Book here This unique seminar will analyse the extent of the liability of fire risk...Read More
A Morecambe hotelier, Syed Masood Ahmed has been sentenced to 8 months imprisonment, suspended for 2 years, after pleading guilty to 12 charges under the Fire Safety Order. The charges were brought following an inspection by...Read More
Soon after I began prosecuting fire safety cases over 12 years ago I was told by a senior fire safety officer that one day, there would be a flat fire which would make everybody sit up and take notice of the lack of fire safety...Read More
Warren Spencer is one of the country’s leading fire safety lawyers. He has now prosecuted and defended fire safety cases for over 12 years and has also conducted numerous Enforcement and Prohibition Notice Appeals brought under the Fire Safety Order. He is able to offer impartial professional expert legal advice in all aspects of fire safety enforcement.
Warren is a Higher Courts Advocate, an accreditation which enables him to work as an advocate in the Crown Court. Warren has conducted prosecutions for Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Humberside, Cumbria, Cheshire, Merseyside, Hereford & Worcester, Shropshire and Wrekin Fire & Rescue Services, as well as advising businesses and professionals on various aspects of Fire Safety Law including its effect upon PFI contracts.
Warren is a part-time Tribunal Judge and in 2015 he was appointed as a 'Legally Qualified Chair' for Police Disciplinary proceedings in the North West. He is also a former Assistant Deputy Coroner for Blackpool and Fylde.
Tel: 01253 629300
- Fire Safety Enforcement in Specialised Housing 23 Mar 2018