Leading Fire Safety Lawyer Warren Spencer has launched a service drafting terms and conditions for Fire Safety Professionals (FSPs) to minimise their liability under the Fire Safety Order.Over the last two years there has been...Read More
The relationship between landlords and tenants has always been uneven. From a legal point of view, there are a few relationships as one-sided. I can’t think of any other contractual situations where the supplier of a service or...Read More
As with other government data recorded in relation to fire service prosecutions, the statistics detailing the types of premises and the number of prosecutions recorded have to be treated with some caution. We have looked at the...Read More
Increasingly more and more Fire Safety Professionals (“FSPs”) are being considered for prosecution and enforcement under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (“the FSO”). We consider FSPs be anyone who supplies goods...Read More
“Here he is – Keith Lard!” Despite being a big Peter Kay fan I had never heard of the character Keith Lard until approximately 2007, when I became more involved in fire safety prosecutions. I had watched Phoenix Nights, but for...Read More
For the next part of our study, we have looked at role of fire and rescue services in relation to...Read More
We have received some great feedback on the seminars held this year and a selection of the comments are below. If you would like to be notified of future events please ensure you have signed up to the e-newsletter here....Read More
Article Gov cases Gov stats % BB cases %* 14 464 22.8 32 8 321 15.8 9.6 9 312 15.4 16 13 266 13.1 14.1 17 188 9.3 6.9 Other Articles 479 23.6 21.4 The Government statistics for fire safety enforcement between April 2018 and...Read More
The Crown Court has a wide range of sentences available to it, with a maximum order of 2 years imprisonment. The Magistrate’s Court has no power to impose a sentence of imprisonment and can only fine a...Read More
The 1st October, 2019, marks the 13th anniversary of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (the Order) coming into force. 6 years ago I published an article, “A Survey of 100 Prosecutions” and I was amazed at the...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